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CONTAINING X "^ 

MAPDI-GRAS 

JtS ^NCIENT AND ^VlODERN pBSKRYANCE ; 

"With Annals of the Reign of His Majf.sty, 
IN NEW ORLEANS. 



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The Carnival, properly speaking, begins with 
the first of the new year, and the festivities com- 
mencing with the congratalations and friendly 
wishes appropriate to that time, increase in fer- 
vor nntil they end in the wild whirl of the grotesque 
and merry parades and sliows of J/arr?/-(T>'a5 (Fat 
Tuesday) so-called in France, the '' favorite child 
of the church " because it is followed by Ash- 
Wednesday, ushering in the solemn season of 
, Lent. 

In the Catholic church the day is known as 

; Shrove-Tuesday, or Shrove Tide (Aug. Sax. Scri- 

; fan— to confess) because "in the good old times" 

} of the church, her faithful children were wont on 

j that day to make their shrift, confess their sins, 

and prepare to enter upon the season of fasting 

and prayer with proper si)irit. After confession 

they were accustomed to si)end the remainder of ( 

) the day in amusements, all kinds of which were 

tolerated by the church, provided of course, these 

were within the bounds of reason. 

In olden times, in merry England, after making 
their confession, the people commenced their fes- 
j tivities with a dinner, of which pan-cakes or 
fritters formed an important part, and hence the 
day was vulgarly known as Pan-Cake Tuesday, 
and the bells rang on that day as Pan-Cake Bells. 



The Garnival is of heathen origin, and was 
generally accompanied by great excesses. To 
celebrate the end of winter on the near approach 
of spring, among the pagans, national feasts were 
held in honor of certain gods. 

Among the Greeks and Komans, and the South- 
ern nations, Bacchus, the god of the grape or 
wine, was lionored, hence the Bacchanalia — Pan 
or Lupercus — the god of herds and flocks — hence 
the Lupercalia. At these festivals men and 
women, becoming intoxicated in honor of the god, 
dressed in grotesque manner, many crowned with 
wreaths, ran about committing all kinds of excess- 
es, accompanied by others playing on dittereut 
mu-sical instruments, and singing the wildest of 
songs. 

These festivities having taken root in the liearts 
of the people, Avere continued in a modified form, 
even after the establishment of Christianity 
among them, and although not celebrated in 
honor of heathen gods, they have descended to our 
day, and are enjoyed with so much zest, that 
they are looked lorvvard to for months. 

By the Germans the day is called FaM-Nacht, 

(fast eve) and among them was celebrated the 

feasts of Spurcalia, held in February, in which 

month the old pagan Germans ofi'ered sacrifices 

to the sun, whom they worshipped as a deity, 

{ because he commences to ascend higher in the 

) heavens. The peasants, not having much work 

to do in the fields at this time, were very much 

j attached to the amusements it brought them. 

The ancient pagan Germans celebrated a feast 



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iii January, wliicli was called *' Irias" (the exact 
meanin«4of which is not now known) or '' Pagans 
Cuisus," when old and young men and women dis- 
guised themselves in all kinds ot fantastic cos- 
tumes. On these occasions the greatest hilarity 
j)revailed, and the feast is even now observed in 
some parts of Germany. 

In our city settled as it was by emigrants from 
the Southern States of Europe, where these festi- 
vals were observed with the greatest enthusiasm, 
it is natural that they should have bt en continued ; 
although comparatively unknown in some Northern 
cities of the Union. The great number of those 
who belong to the Catholic and Episcopalian 
churches, in both of which the season of Lent 
is observed with much solemnity, tends to the 
development of the festivities, of a time, which 
precedes one of abstinence and austerity. 

Since time immemorial, so long back that the 
memory of the "oldest inhabitant runs not to the 
contrary," it has been customary for the people of 
the Crescent City to give themselves over to mirth 
and festivities on Marcli-Gras. Years ago, maskers 
appeared on the streets in every conceivable cos- 
tume, and on several occasions, processions of 
quite an imposing character paraded the streets. 
Boys went round with sacks of flour and lime, 
covering those they met, and these "practical 
jokes *' descended into such ruffianism, that for a ( 
time, the peo[)le discouraged the observation of 
the day. 

It was not, however, until the year 1857, that 
the day received its crowning glory, which has 



I since made it a festival, celebrated all over the 
coutineut, tbat being tbe date ot the first appear- 
ance of tbe justly celebrated, mysterious, and 
always welcome — 



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Tbis wonderful organization bas always been 
enveloped in impenetrable mystery. Notwitb- 
standing the curiosity which has surrounded it 
and increased from year to year, as each fresh rep- 

I resentation added to tbe interest, none of tbe 

j eftorts to discover its persomiel have ever been 

j successful. 

) Certain suppositious theories as to its origin 
have been advanced, chief among which is tbe 
idea that some of our festive si)irits took tbe in- 
spiration from witnessing one of tbe ])rocessions 
of tbe famous " Cow Btdiions" of Mobile, Ala. 
Whether this be true or not, it is certain tbat 
the "Mistick Krewe" has come to be one of our 
institutions, and that each recurring anniversary 

) rivets, afresh, its claims upon our interest. 

j From tbe first day on which its organization 
began to be whispered around tbe city, it has 
been something concerning which tbe liveliest 

{ anticipations have been indulged. Not only have 
the gorgeous and fantastic processions been the 



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occasion of an out-door demonstration on the part 
of almost the entire population, but the tableaux 
and ball which terminate the evening's festivities 
have ever been a subject of the deepest anxiety 
in the circles of the best society of our city. The 
beautiful and costly cards of invitation, and the 
mysterious manner of their distribution, combine 
with the social position of those selected, to in- 
vest this part of the entertainment with a still 
deeper interest. It has grown to be a recognized 
evidence of cast to be the recipient of one of these 
mysterious biddings, and here is the sole clue we 
have to the character of the organization. 

That the persons composing the "Krewe'' have 
taste and money in abundance is apparent enough: 
that the^^ belong to our very best society is shown 
by the position of those whom thej^ choose each 
year to witness the closing oblations ot their 
festival. Here the knowledge seems destined to 
rest forever. When the new organization was 
first spoken of, it created great interest, and this 
was increased by the mystery surrounding the 
affair. The beautiful cards ot invitation issued to 
theii' entertainment at the Yarieties (then Gaiety) 
Theatre, coming from — the recipients knew not 
where — were highly prized, and everybody was 
on tip-toe of anxiety to know what the new spect- 
acle would be. 

First Festival, 1857. 



About nine o'clock in the evening, of February 
24th, in this year, the Krewe made their debut on 



the streets of Few Orleans, making' a very unique 
appearance, resembling a deputation from the low- 
er regions. They called upon Mayor Waterman, 
then chief magistrate of the Crescent City, and 
after marching through the streets, the glaring 
torch-lights, displaying their costumes to much 
advantage, repaired to the Theatre, where a bril- 
liant assemblage of the beauty and fashion of our 
city and neighborhood awaited them. 

They represented the different characters with 
which religion and mythology have peopled the 
infernal regions, and which Milton has described 
in his "Paradise Lost." There were four appro- 
priate tableaux, combining the difterent charac- 
ters, over a hundred in number, after which the 
barriers were removed, and a brilliant ball com- 
menced, in which the invited guests took part. 
At 12 o'clock the members of the Krewe silently 
stole away, leaving their friends to enjoy them- 
selves until the "coming of the gray morn." 

Second Annual Festival, 1858. 



February 17th, was a beautifully propitious day 
and the great success of the first parade seemed to 
have stimulated the Krewe to exert themselves 
for a grand turn- out. The Krewe assembled in 
Lafayette square, at nine o'clock, and were met 
by Mayor Waterman, whom they took i^risoner, 
and marched through the streets with torch-lights 
and music ; everywhere greeted by thousands of 
spectators. This year the Krewe revived the 



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D. M. HOLLINGSWORTH, 

(Successor to B. MARSH, DENMAX & €0.) 




The successful administration of this oeiitleiuan's ex- 
tensive business has placed him in position as complete 
master of the situation in his line, in this section of the 
south. His immense stock, extensive facilities and prompt 
attention to the wishes and orders of his patrons, make his 
establishment a very popular and desirable place for buyers. 
His stock comprises the latest and most fashionable styles 
of Carriages, the best Buggies, and all the best improve- 
ments and manufactured articles of this class that can be 
found to select from. The display presented in his sales 
rooms is always very attractive and handsome, and his 
prices are of a character which never fail to give the utmost 
satisfaction. We commend the enterprise of this gentleman 
to the attention of our readers, assuring them that they will 
find him reliable in his transactions ; and Ins repository the 
only one of the kind in the south, where they will iiiid a ( 
sufficient variety to select from ; pleasure and profit being 
gained by dealing with him. His patent double scroll for 
buggies invites examination and assures much comfort to 
purchasers. 



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mytliology of olden times in all its glory, present- 
in.i;- the ditferent deities whicli have for so many 
ayes given subjects for the sculptor's chisel, the 
poet's pen and the artist's pencil. 

Lomus, Momus, Janus, Fhn-a, Diana, Jupiter, 
auo a host of other gods and godesses were pre- 
sented in a splendid procession, after which at 
the theatre, tour beautiful tableaux were given, 
at the conclusion of which, as on the first occa- 
sion, thejlance began and Terpsichore was en- 
throwued queen of the night. 

Third Annual Festival, 1859. 



The reputation of the Krewe was now so well 
established, that long before the arrival of the 
day — March 8th — the greatest interest was felt as 
to the coming exhibition. The subject chosen was 
"Twelfth Night, or the courtly pageant of Mis- 
rule" and the elegant manner in wbich the parade 
was conceived, and the magnificence of its execu- 
tion, is yet remembered and often s])oken of by 
those wiio witnessed it. They first ai)peared on 
Orleans street, and proceeded to pay their respects 
to the mayor ; welcomed on every hand by im- 
mense crowds who had gathered to see them. 
Four tabk^aux were given at the Varieties theatre, 
which was crowded to overfiowing, and the cere- 
monies wound up witli a grand ball, the Krewe 
disappearing as usual as the hour of twelve was 
tolled. 






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ms^ S3f i SS» SI* ©harles Street, 

(CORNER OF JACKSON.) 

ISTEW ORLEAIMS, La. 

HOM©E©PATHIC PfflYSICIAl, 

SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO 

Blaitsis at fomeri I iftlllrtt^ 

OFFICE 

152 JULIA STREET, New Orleans. 



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Fourth Annual Festival, 1860. 



This time the festival came earlier in the year, 
February 21st, but not too early for the thousands 
who anxiousl}^ looked for the advent of the mis- 
tical Krewe, who first appeared on Royal street, 
and as usual streets, galleries, windows and steps, 
were crowded with i)eople anxious to see the 
pageant. The subject chosen was illustrative of 
American History ; there were fifteen cars or 
wagons, so fashioned as to represent blocks of 
granite, drawn by horses draped in white, and 
each containing a group of living statues, repre- 
senting persons distinguished in the history of 
our country, from the time of Christopher Colum- 
bus, and Sebastian Cabot, to the days of Clay, 
Calhoun and Webster. At the theatre, ten 
tableaux or groups were presented to a brilliant 
assemblage of beauty and fashion among whom 
were many from a distance who had come to see 
the famous Krewe. As on former occasions the 
evening's entei tainment wound up with a ball. 

Fifth Annual Festival, 1861. 



The ])revious spectacles presented by the Krewe 
had prepared the people for something grand, and 
the morning of February 13th was welcomed with 
pleasure. The maskers on the streets during the 
day served to increase the interest in the coming 
visit of the Krewe. 



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Mme. GROUX, 

AZ CELEBRATED 

TUMER 



) Has removed from her old stand, 93 CONTI STREET, to 
) the more eligible, couveuieiit & generally desirable quarters 

) BETWEEN CONTI AND BIENVILLE. 

Where she will be pleased to supply her numerous old 
I friends and customers with elegant Fancy Dresses, Mask 
Ball Outfits, Dominoes, and every variety of rich and 
recherche Costumery. 

j DON'T FORGET NP. 60 D/UPHINE STpT. 

I RICHARD McCLOSKETS 

i HESTA^JRANT 

—AND— 

j (OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.) 

j 70 &; 72 St. Charles Street, 

j IVE\^ ORLEANS. 

1 Slipper and BiiiiEg Kooms Up-sMrs. 

i A. C. HERON, Manager. 






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Between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, 
the welcome lights from their torches were dis- 
) covered on Gamp street, and as the strains of 
{ mnsic from the band accompanying them sounded 
j upon the air, thousands of eyes were rurmed in 
I their direction, and a thrill of pleasure filled every 
j heart as they came into view, representing '^Scenes 
j from Life" in the four divisions of childhood, 

youth, manhood and old age. 
I The first masker represented Childhood — an 
j infant in a cradle, followed by a nurse. Then 
came Boyhood surrounded by maskers, represent- 
ing a kite, a spinning top, sweet cakes, marbles 
and the things appertaining to that time in life. 
Then followed Youth, with a crowd of maskers 
representing the virtues^ aspirations, temptations 
and trials of that period. Manhood came next, 
with a band of maskers representing the vices, 
follies, and also the better qualities ol mature age. 
Finally came Old Age, with maskers representing 
the virtues, and vices which struggle for the mas- 
j tery of man in his latter days. This grou)) was 
followed by a masker representing Death — a skel- 
eton in a shroud. The tableaux at the theatre 
were given in splendid style, and were witnessed 
by an immense audience ot the elite of our city 
and State, after which the dancers took posses- 
sion of the tloor. 

Sixth Annual Festival, 1866. 



The intervention of the ^' Great Struggle'' 
forced the postponement of everything like social 



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It is the only machine in the world that will Bind, Fell, 
Tuck, Gather, Cord, Stich, Qnilt, Hem (of any width), Braid, 
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amusement, aud the entertainments of theK rewe 
shared the common late. When peace came, 
however, the Krewe, whoever they are and 
w^herever they had been, once more gave evidence 
of life and spirit, and the announcement that 
they woukl "walk" again, revived many pleasant 
memories of the past. The fonr sad and dreary 
years since tlieir last parade, were beautifully and 
magnificently portrayed on the cards and invita- 
tions for this year, where the bubbles blown from 
the " pipe of peace," represented the years 1862, 
1863, 1864, and 1865, as obscured by dark clouds. 
Long before dark, on this day, February 13th, 
crowds of people were seen gathering on the 
streets, where it had been hinted in the papers 
that the Krewe would appear, and the route soon 
presented a perfect sea of men, women and chil- 
dren, all anxious to welcome the return of the old 
favorites. Appearing first on Eoyal street, they 
called on the Mayor, and after their usual march 
proceeded to the theiitre, where four tableaux 
) were given, representing 



Past," 



"The 
"Court of 



"The 
Present," "The Future," and the 
Comus." A grand ball wound up the evening's 
entertainment. 

Seventh Annual Festival, 1867. 



The festival this year, came on March 5th, and 
the i3arade represented "The Triumph of Epicu- 
rus." The costumes were elegant, and the ar- 
rangement of the procession perfect. The Krewe 
first appeared on Lafayette Square, but how they 



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No. 147 CANAL STREET. 



TQiWm €MQWM QP ^^T mmwi€&M FQm $ i. 



^^ To Merchants a liberal discount allowed..,,^! 

Get your Lamps, Oils, Chandeliers, Brackets, 
Hall Lamps, Portable Gas Lamps, and Lamp Trimmings 
where they can be had in endless variety, with some of the 
most beautiful patterns ever seen in this market, or any 
other. Our Fire-side Oil gives a clear white light, and if the 
lamp falls or breaks, the oil will put out the flame, so that 
no accident can happen, either with children or careless 
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got there was a most profouDd mystery. After 
their usual march around town, they finally dis- 
appeared in the theatre, and then gave their 
tableaux before an audieiico which has often been 
mentioned as brilliant a id beautiful. At twelve 
o'clock the Krewo disappeared, leaving their 
guests to enjoy II13 giddy mazes of the dance 
until the " wee sma ' hours ayant the * twal." 

Eighth Annual Festival, 1868. 

The interest in the Krewe, if it had ever slumber- 
ed, was now fully aroused, and the long-looked for 
day, February 25th, was welcomed by our 
entire city, and the fall of evening shades an- 
xiously looked for. The balconies on Oanal street, 
long before dark, were teeming with ladies and 
children, and streams of people moved to and fro 
in the streets, all looking for the jolly old Comus, 
and his merry Krewe. At last they appeared far 
down on Canal street, a glorious crowd repesent- 
ing the Senses, and the enormous nose of the 
party representing " Smell," the ponderous hands 
of "Touch," the glaring eyes of "Sight," with 
the other senses and their appropriate accompan- 
iments, elicited the warmest applause from the 
thousands of spectators lining the route of their 
march. As on previous occasions, the evening 
wound up with tableaux and a ball at the theatre. 

Ninth Annual Festival, 1869. 



Once more the carnival was drawing to an end, 
February 9th, was the last day and as usual, New 




BILLIARD TABLES 



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KEPT CONSTAf(TLY ON HAND Y0\ S/LE, 

This apartmeut is specially fitted for the purpose of 
giving to the lovers of the famous game, and to spectators 
both, every fiicility in convenience and comfort. It is 
furnished ^vith twelve new bevel tables from the 
celebrated factory of H. W. Collender, successor to Phelin & 
CoUender, New York. It is in this elegant saloon that 
those champion games are played, accounts of which have 
been given in the public journals of New Orleans. 

In connection with the Billiard Room, I have also the 
large and spacious Bar Room in the rotunda of the Hotel, 
which has been thoroughly renovated and refitte<l. 

J. OBERLANDER, E. W. ARBO, 

Superintendant Billiard Room. Manager of Bar Room. 

ALSO AGENT FOR 
H. ^A^. COLLENDER. 



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Orleans was full of mirth and revelry. But the 
grand event was of course the parade of the Mystick 
Krewe of Comus, and the elegant taste and re- 
finement, so proroinent in their entertainments, 
were never more strongly displayed than in their 
pageant of this year, founded on Moore's favorite 
poem of "Lalla Kookh." The gorgeousness of the 
Eastern costumes, the brilliant beauties in the 
train, the chivalric knights, with all the appro- 
X^riate surroundings made up a procession that 
charmed every one who beheld it. The tableaux 
at the theatre were marked for their correctness 
of conception, and excellence ot execution, and 
when the Krewe at their usual hour withdrew to 
give place to the dancers, every one felt that they 
had quite eclipsed all their former efforts. 

Tenth Annual Festival, 1870. 



The fame of the Mystick Krewe of Comus had 
spread throughout the Union, and there were 
visitors here from Boston, New York, St. Louis, 
and other distant cities. In commenting on this 
spectacle, a Boston journal declared that it was 
''worth crossing a continent to see." The festival ( 
came on March 1st, and long before the appear- ^ 
ance of the Krewe, every gallery, window, door- 
step and available standing place on the line of 
march was occupied. The procession illustrated 
the history of Louisiana, and was greeted with 
enthusiastic applause along the entire route. At 
the Varieties theatre the tableaux were given in 



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M/GUIIIE'S I^EMEDIES ARE THE BEST IN^THE WOI|LD. 

Maguirk's Cundurango, Livku, Kidney and Blood Bit- 
ters, the last aud bent of aW their wideli/ known medidnes, is 
the onh/ known vegetable substitute for Calomel or Mercury in 
anil form. All persons, whether young or old, who may be 
sufferiDo: from Constipation, Billiousness, Liver or Kidney com- 
plaint, should not fail to keep the Cundurango constantly 
on hand, for \i thouroughly yet mildly removes all deep seated 
secretions from the system, thus removing all disease, puri- 
fying the blood and preventiug Malarious Fevers, or other 
diseases. One thourough trial never fails to convince the 
most skeptical of its virtues. 



T. J. WOODWARD. Sole Agent, 

No, 1 MAGAZINE SIEEET. 

Cor. Canal, NEW ORLEANS. 

NEW ORLEANS 



SAYINGS INSTITOTION 



187 CANAL STREET 



BETWEEN DAUPHINE AND BURGUNDY, 



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superb style. At the usual hour the Krewe re- 
tired, leaving their guests to enjoy themselves 
and "chase the glowing hours with flj'ing feet." 

Eleventh Annual Festival, 1871. 



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The spectacle this year was, if anything, 
grander than that of 1870. It was based upon 
the majestic epic of Spenser's Faerie Queen, and 
illustrated in appropriate groupings the princi- 
ple episode ot that delicate and fanciful creation, 
which, in the centuries that have elapsed since 
its birth, has lost no beauty or splendor by com- 
parison. As usual. Camp, St. Charles, Caronde- 
let, Chartres and Eoyal streets were crowded to 
suffocation, every window, gallery and available 
standing place being oc<;upied. 

After visiting the Mayor, and performing the 
stated line of march Comus, followed by the bril- 
liant pageant of his Krewe, repaired to the Opera 
House where, in the presence of an overflowing 
assemblage of invited guests, the Festival was 
terminated by the usual tableaux. 

The occasion was rounded off with another of 
those magnificent balls which have, through a 
long series ot years, maintained a mysterious 
secrecy only equalled by the splendor with which 
they are conducted and the unfailing care em- 
I)loyed in forming the company of the most select 
of our residents and visitors. 

The entire aftair was quite up to the standard 
originally reached by this mystical association, 



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IMPORTANT MEDICAL NOTICE. 



rUOPKIKTORS OF TMK GltAXD ANATOMICAL MUSKUM. AXO AlTTItORS OF 
•MKDICAL ESSAYS OX MAKIIIAGE, THE CAUSES AND CURE OF I'REMATURE 

DECLINE IN M AN, "beg respectfully to tinnounce to the public of New Orleans that they 

have re-establishetl themselves at 

17 RAMPART STREET, 

BETWEEN CANAL AND COMMON STKEETS, 

Where they maybe consulted on all atfections, including Exhausted Vitality, Nervous and 
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and proved at least one thing — that they were 
gentlemen of unlimited means and the most dis- 
tinguished taste. 

Twelfth Annual Festival, 1872. 



This year the Mystick children of the deity 
selected as their subject 

THE DEEAMS OF HOMER. 

Perhaps, all things considered, it was their 
finest effort in the way of pageantry. The im- 
mortal characters of the lUiad seemed reproduced 
from the glowing pages of their historian, and, 
for the first time in this city, those vague gigan- 
tic creations were presented to us in shapes that 
seemed to embody the dim conceptions of our 
minds. 

The Greeks under Agamemnon and the Trojans 
under the old sorrow-stricken King, file by in 
splendid cohorts, and then come the Gods of 
Olympus who took such active portions in that 
memorable war. Following these, the central 
figures of appropriate groups, came those indi- 
vidual heroes who stand forth in bold relief from 
Homer's work. 

At the Varieties Theatre the tableaux were 
given with unusual magnificence and in presence 
of the same mysteriously selected assemblage. 

TABLEAU FIRST. 
The Judgment of Paris. 



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TABLEAU SECOND. 

The Combat. 

Hector and Mars, and fierce Diomet ! Priam and 

Cassandra, and the God-like Agamemnon 

are the umpires. 

TABLEAU THIRD. 

Nine groups in this colossal picture, represent 
tlie trials of Ulysses. 

TABLEAU FOURTH. 

Here broad burlesque takes the place of epic heroes, and 

the clash of brass-clad men is followed by the 

Battle of the Frogs and Mice. 

Never before, perhaps, was pageantry carried to 
a more brilliant perfection. The unanimous opin- 
ion of every one was that the Mystick Krewe had 
reached the limit of their powers, that no employ- 
ment of money or energy could surpass that won- 
drous eftort. Yet a fresh triumph awaited the 
Krewe on the occasion of their 

Thirteenth Annual Festival, 1873. 



The morning of February 25th dawned bright 
and glorious, and found the Crescent City, 
with its thousands of citizens, and multitudes of 
visitors prepared for a day of unlimited enjoy- 
ment. The brilliant pageant which graced the 
sunlight hours will be lound in the annals of 
his majesty the King of the Carnival. 



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P. A. MURRAY, 

CISTEE]Sr MAKEE 

Between JuUa and St, Joseph, 



§i^\om'4 Swarded 1S72 mid 1873. 



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I^^A lot of new Cisterns, from 1000 to 
20,000 gallons capacity, made of the best 
material and workmanship, kept constantly 
on hand, and for sale at prices to suit the 
times. 



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Here we speak only of the world renowned 
M3'stick Krewe. That the^^ appear before the public 
but once a year, that no one knows whence they 
come or whither they go, that their exhibitions 
are so gorgeous that the sight of one is the memo- 
ry of a life time, or that thousands of strangers 
come from all parts of the land expressly to see 
them, are facts too well known to be repeated. 
To sum all in a word, those who have seen the 
Carnival at Kome, do not hesitate to say that it 
is iar surpassed in elaborateness of design by 
that of our own city. The Krewe never had 
such a reception before. Heretofore one or two 
club-houses have been illuminated, but this night 

THE, ILLUMINATION 

was almost universal. 

Along the line of march the illumination was 
general, the principal features of which were those 
on 

CANAL STREET. 

The Pickwick Club, corner of Exchange Alley, 
w>as brilliant among the brilliant. Beneath the 
flag-staif, from which floated the royal standard 
of his Majesty Kex, stood a figure of the im- 
mortal Pickwick in the act of addressing the club. 

The rooms of the club were ablaze with light. 
Outside the columns supporting the verandah of 
the second story were gorgeously illuminated 
with variegated lights, whilst between each 
column, tastefully arranged, festoons of Chinese 
lamps were suspended in the form of arches, which 
thrilled the beholder with pleasure. 



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business. Its mortality very light. — Only one loss duuing the 

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G. W. TERRELL, 

Oeneral Agent and Manager for the States of La. and Miss. 
Successor to Gen'l D. H. Maury. 



SOUTHERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 

One of the objects of this Society is to collect material from which 
to write a correct aud truthful History of the late war, Persons wish- 
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the Southern Magazine, will please address the undersigned, at NEW 
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Teachers wishing situations, and schools, colleges and families want- 
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are respectfully requested to apply to the undersigned, at NEW 
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Special inducements offered to Pi-iucipals of Schools, Hotels, Water- 
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The establishments of Col. S. N. Moody, Messrs. 
A. B. Griswold & Co., Frederickson & Harte, 
Giieble & Nippert, Kain & Co., and several other 
stores were beautifully decorated with variegated 
lamps, while the Varieties Theatre appeared a 
perfect blaze of splendor. 

TRU CHALMETTE CLUB. 

At the corner of Carondelet a perfect flood of 
light was cast upon the street from a myriad of 
jets around the house ol this club, which was also 
decorated with the mystic letters, M. K. C. 

Nearly opposite the Chalmette, the dry goods 
store of 

D. JEC. HOLMES. 

was adorned with an immense pelican in ever 
changing <}olors, beneath which were suspended 
the initials, D. H. H. 

CARONDELET STREET. 

THE BOSTON CLUB 

also put on its Carnival suit in the form of num- 
berless festal lamps, which amply made up for the 
lack of other illuminations on this street. 

ROYAZ STREET. 

THE SHAKESPEARE CLUB, 

corner of Eoyal and Customhouse streets, over 
the famed cigar store of Messrs. Fernandez & 
Villa, was also beautifully illuminated with the 
initials of the club and sundry lines of light. 
That old ducal palace, 



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Corner of Bourbon, NEW ORLEANS. 



Invite the attention of their friends to their 

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ON ST. CHARLES STREET, 

' Bet. Joseph & Octavia Sts, 6th Dist (late Jefferson City), 



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IFruit and Ornamental Trees, Evergeens, Flowering Shrubs, 
Roses, Greenhouse and Bedding Plants, well grown Orange Trees, 
Plants for Hanging Baskets and Flower Vases. 

Every exertion made to give full satisfaction in filling all 
orders from City or Country. Packing done in a manner to 
insure safety in shipment any reasonable distance. Bou- 
quets and Floral Designs made to order Gardens laid out 
and taken care of. 

The Green Cars, starting from the corner of Canal and Baronne streets, 
pass the "NTursery every five minutes. 

CITY DEPOT, 122 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. 



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THE ST. LOUIS HOTEL, 

also wore a liolidaj air, and, in addition to its 
usual globe lamps, was lighted above and below 
the verandahs with tastefully arranged jets. 

ST, CHARLES STREET 

presented a scene of almost Oriental splendor, 
being a perfect blaze of light to the 

CITY SALE, 

which was more handsomely adorned than in 
any former year. 

TEE ST, CHARLES HOTEL. 

Along the entire front, at the base of the mas- 
sive columns, was displayed a line of lights so 
brilliant as to dim the eye that dared to glance 
on them, while above, pendent between the col- 
umns, were festoons of globe lamps, which made 
the grand old place look like a palace in Fairy- 
land. 

THE CRESCENT HALL, 

corner of Canal and St. Charles streets, where that 
genial and ever popular gentleman, Col. Walter 
Merriam presides, Avas brilliantly illuminated and 
its splendid front looked fresher than ever. 

The St. Charles Theatre, the offices of the 
Times and Picayune, the establishments of Messrs. 
Heath & Lara, upholsterers, E. C. Palmer & Co., 
stationers. Rice Bros, & Co., stove and hardware 
dealers, R. M. & B. J. Montgomery, auctioneers 
and dealers in furniture, and T. E. Suter, painter, 



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NEAR CANAL STREET. 

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unsurpassed in qnality. in this, or any city, 

An inviting Hot Lunch served daily, from 11 A. M, to 2 P. M. 

B^Strangers visiting the cit}% and those of my friends who have long known me in 
my River connections, from Louisville down, as well as my Red River and Ouachita 
acqMaintainces, will please favor me with a call. 

THE PR,ESS, 

No. 93 ST. CHARLES STREET, 

(Opposite Academy of Music.) 

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Proprietor of the DELACHAISE NURSERIES, on 
Magazine and Foncher Streets, three squares above Louisi- [ 
ana Avenue, distant four squares from the termination of ( 
the Magazine Line Car Station — the Jefferson Cars are pas- 
sing the place every 15 minutes. 
Bouquets and Floral Designs made to order at all seasons. 



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were tastefully illuminated, tlie front of tkeir re- 
spective buildings being decorated with, appro- 
priate designs. 
As darkness came on. 



TEE THRONGS 

began to gather. Needless to repeat the service- 
worn phrases descriptive of their coming. Let 
such stereotypes as "long before the appointed 
hour," "the beauty and elite of the Orescent City," 
"galleries overflowing and resplendent with the 
fluttering throng," "multitudes from all parts of 
the Uuion." "all along the line of march," etc., 
etc., be understood as somewhat more intensely 
and universally applicable than ever before, and 
we pass at once by all preliminaries. 

And yet such a multitude is not to be so sum- 
marily elbowed through. The people did not 
merely gather j they thronged, they swarmed, 
they massed, in short, they simply came out in 
myriads. 

For the present day, as a day of universal in- 
quiry, as a day of rapid scientific progress, as a 
day when the people — the whole people are inter- 
ested hearers at the councils of the sages, and 
that human nature, which once demanded the cir- 
j cus with jts broad claps and laughs and huzzas 
over the theories and disputes of the doctors ; for 
such a day as to-day, what choice, for the crown- 
ing jollity of the Carnival, could have been a 
more happy, nay, a more natural selection^ than 
that of the 



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HARDWARE, CUTLERY, GU^S AND EDGE TOOLS, 
Tinners* Stocky Tools and Machines^ 

HOUSE FURNISHII^G GOODS OF EVERY DESCI^IPTION, 

COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, 

Sole Agenta for the Celebrated 




THE ONLY FIEST-OLASS STOYE IE; THE MAKKET. 



DARWINIAN THEORY. 

After all the investigatioD, discussioD, dissen- 
sion, retraction and contradiction connected with 
the subject of Man's descent, there was some- 
thing leit unrevealed until this night. After all 
the savans — Cuvier, Lyell, Huxley, Spencer, Dar- 
win had spoken — it was meet that Comus should 
have an audience. 

The following poem, which has received the 
universal enconiums of press and people, was 
composed for the occasion, by one of the most 
popular writers connected with the New Orleans 
press, and will give to the reader a better idea 
of the pageant presented by the Krewe, than any 
other pen picture we could present. 

The transparencies designating the difterent 
characters assumed by the members and borne be- 
fore them were inscribed with its witty couplets, 
and copies of the poem were distributed in the 
theatre : 

The Missing Links to Darwin's Origin of 
Species. 

Oh ! mighty Darwin, Monarch of all Sages 
Adorning this or long forgotton ages, 
Whose magic touch ope's portals paleologic 
And shatters seals of periods geologic — 
Before whose search, the mysteries of creation 
Dissolve like mists of morning exhalation — 
Who thread'st the line of life to Nature's germs. 
To find God's image in ancestral worms. 

We, rich in faith and warm in strong affection, 
For thy great creed of " Natural Selection." 
Convinced that man — the modern institution — 



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E. J. HART. GEO. JONAS. 

HENRY RE VSHAW. EM( )RY CLAPP. 

HUGH WILSON. G. M. BAYLY. 

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J. WEIS. R. T. TORIAN. 

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J. C. MORRIS. ISAAC L. HAAS. 



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Owes his proud place to laws of " Evolntion." 
Now come, great Sage, a living grand memorial 
Of Man's descent tlirongh lineage " Arboreal." 
" The Missing Links" — those pre-historic sires 
Whose loves and lives a wondering race admires. 

When all was void, and Chaos ruled the Spheres 
Back thro' the shadows ot unfathomed years 
Life's first faint spark flashed thro' a rayless night. 
And quivering fell on the rude Zoophyte. 

"Old Soaker," Sponge, soon felt the genial glow, 
Mid coral castles, reared in depths heJow. 
Where brave Sea Nettles waved caressing arms 
To cuirassed Polyps, enamored of their charms. 
Where the Mulusca, fierce with yearning fires, 
Thrill'd pearly shells with tender, soft desires; 
And Periwinkles smoothed their coats of mail 
To court endearments from the wooing Snail : 
There warmed the spark in its Crustacean bed, 
'Till Shrimps, enraptured, on its sweetness fed. 
Irapassiond Lobsters clasped seductive claws, 
And jealous crabs succumbed to Hymen's laws. 



But kindling more — the Piscine Tribe prevails, 
Its incandescence gauds the Dolphin's scales, 
Transforms Sea Dragons into sighing swains, 
And distracts Sheepheads with bewitching pains, 
The Flying-Fish then onward wafts the spark; 
'Till lovelorn passions thrill the cruel Shark. 
And sweetest transports swell the mighty deep, 
To where the Whales uxorious vigils keep. 
Still brighter yet — the Amphib's grow at length, 
With Mermaid graces and with Triton strength : 
The Tadpole whisks it from the Ocean floor, 
; The broad backed Turtle bears it on to shore, 
I Where suckling Leeches draw its baby sighs, 
I 'Mid stolid Frogs transfixed with mute surprise, 
I While Caimans make, with new-born joy elate. 
And roars the Walrus, eager for his mate. 



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Manag-er of Ag-encies. 



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Which walls the sea and bounds the morass dank. 
Its savage lustre lights the Serpent's track, 
To blush in beauty on Chameleon's back, 
With ardent flame it fills the Scorpion's eyes, 
With rainbow hues the meek Iguana dyes, 
Until, at last, in sunshine's wealth unrolled, 
The Salamander floods with molten gold. 

Refulgent now — its vivifying rays 
Spread far and wide — seen in the tassel'd Maize, 
In crimson Carrots piercing Mother Earth, 
In emerald Pinas yielding fragrant birth : 
Festooned Bananas with its glories shine, 
And tribute Grapes burst forth with living wine. 
E'en bannered Blossoms, kissing wanton air, 
In shapes as varied as their hues are fair. 
Waft quickened incense up to arching skies, 
That blush with joy and laugh thro' stariy eyes. 
Ripe lipped Verbena, on her drooping knee. 
Pale browed Magnolia, from her stately tree, 
Sweet Passiflora, dashed with bloody stains. 
All glow with life that tingles in their veins. 
Then Insects come to cheer the flowery glade 
With tender dalliance 'neath the leafy shade. 

Bright buzzing Flies, borne on the languid breeze, 
Keep time with Locusts, droning in the trees : 
Grasshoppers melt to lazy Silk Worm charms. 
The Moth seeks solace in the Beetle's arms. 
Tobacco Grubs essay the loftiest stalk, 
In love sick search of the Mosquito-Hawk. 
While Spiders weave a daintier, rosier, net, 
Than ever maiden for fond lover set. 
The very winds, pulsating amorous sighs. 
Beneath the beating wings of Butterflies; 

And now as years in countless cycles roll. 
Still stronger, brighter burns the living coal ; 
The Rodents come with sleek and glossy hides, 
All fleet of foot to catch relnctaut brides. 
The sexton Mole, from out his earthy lair. 
In haste to meet the timid blushing Hare ; 



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The Sqrivrel scurrying from his leafy house, 
Down rugged Iriiok to woo the virgin Mouse ; 
I'he Rabbi 1/ lose in low-iongned dieauiy cliat, 
With that s^rewed robber, the liceuiioas Eat, 
Wiiile h'gh o'er a'l the wedded branches through 
Peeps the Opossum at the Kangaroo, 

Now Toit'iing thro' Earth's fields of living green, 
TJe Eumananfcia come to dot the scene; 
The fieecy Kam, wHh frontlet hard aod bold. 
The meek-eyed Ewe, oale matron of the fold ; 
With anilered crest, the litiie aad sinewy Deer, 
The vigorons Goat (the symbol of Buck Beer) ; 
The untamed Bison, with tempestuous mane, 
The patient Camel of the trackless plain, 
Tbe tail GiraiTe, instinct with Jofty pride, 
Tlie fleet-foot Zebra, with his str'pe-slashed hide; 
And then the Bull, of brawn and beetling brow, 
Leads in the dainty, cream -distilling Cow. 

O golden days ! Age of Arcadian joy ! 

Ere Sorrow's birth, when Love knew no alloy j 

Scant wonder then the flame waxed fierce and strong, 

When the Carnivora joined the countless throng. 

The Hedgehog, winking, from his spiny box. 

With admiration, at the cunning Fox, 

Which joins the Coon, well versed in forest lore, 

In pleasant discourse with the tusked Boar, 

From fields abroad swoops down the flitting Bat, 

With bated whispers for the rakish Cat, 

Which slips away from purring Pussy's sight, 

On revels bent, and staying out all night. 

The noble Dog by the gaunt Grey-hound led ; 

The hairy Skye, the Bull with brutal head ; 

The Sleuth, keen scented on tbe trail of game, 

All now the victims of a tenderer flame. 

E'en friendly Bears their hopes and fears discuss, 

Before the surly Hip-po-pot-a-mus, 

While listening Leopards to the passion own; 

Hyenas laugh and drop the crunchiiig bone. 

The Lion smiles away his heated spleen. 

And harmless sleeps the Tiger on the green. 



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As countless rills, from fountains far and wide, 
Unite to form the river's rushing tide, 
So all these types, in Darwin's matchless plan, 
Converged, assert the lineage of Man. 
From Birmah's woods, the Elephantine home, 
Behold his pith and iron muscle come ; 
His ardent temper from the tangled grove, 
Where the Rhinoceros dallies with his love ; 
His tastes exhaled from that Westphalian hog, 
Where wallows still the epicurean Hog. 
And his endurance from Arabia's strand. 
The tireless Horse produces at command. 
Thus well endowed, ah ! Darwin ! — then — alas ! 
We trace his genius to the sapient Ass. 



Enchanting age of soul dissolving bliss, 

When life's whole span was one long burning kiss. 

No wonder, soon in some bright torrid vale, 

Where Quadrumana waved prehensile tail, 

To honeyed airs aglow with desire. 

Arboreal loves should nobler types aspire ; 

Or Chacma Monkeys fall like ripened grapes, 

Resistless victims of the Bearded Apes ; 

That Mandrils, lost in soft voluptuous swoons, 

Should grace the nuptials of the bold Baboons ; 

And Chimpanzees from waving tree tops hang. 

To court caresses from the fond Orang. 

Oh ! rosy hues of Time's dim twilight morn. 

In such an hour the "Missing Li#k" was born ; 

The great Gorilla, flinging wide the gate 

Of Darwin's Eden; and our high estate. 

Through nature's void, by arm creative hurl'd 

Thus fell the spark which warms and lights a world j 

Its pregnant beam first thrill'd old Ocean's caves, 

In myriad forms pulsated through its waves. 

Then clad with verdure arid rocks and sand, 

Bade waving branches plume the smiling laud ; 

Sighed 'neath the shades where burst forth living springs, 

And peopled air with gauzy, rain-bowed wings. 



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OF NEW ORLEANS, 

OFFICE: 

INSURES FIRE, MARINE AND I[1VER RISKS 

AT LOWEST BATES. 



ASSETS, 



$798,454.61. 



A. EIMER BADER, President, 
CH. ENGSTFELD, Vice President, 
GEORGE ST^OMEYER, Secretary. 



BOA.I^3D OF TR.TJSTEES- 



Henry Abraham, 
E F DelBondio, 
H R Gogreve, 
J H Keller, 
Theo lAlienthalj 
Frank Roder, 
RSeig, 
J M Schwartz, 

L 



A Eimer Bader, 
Ch Engstfeld, 
Hy Haller, 
J Kieffer, 
C H Miller, 
Louis Schneider, 
Isaac Scherck, 
J R Wilderman, 



N A Baumgarden, 
M Frank, 
Sigmund Statz, 
Louis Leonhard, 
F Rickert, 
W B Schmidt, 
Louis Schwartz, 
X Weissenbach. 



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Thus stood Love's temples in expectant state 
Of rites delayed — but little time they wait, 
Evolving races, sluggish, wan and cold, 
Wake into natures active, fierce and bold ; 
Selection's law, iheir joys unconscious guide ; 
To nobler types, then thus unerring glide, 
Perfection's height are scaled up to the brink 
Of that abyss— spanned by the "Missing Link," 
There simian Cupid stands in hairy state ; 
But oh ! what Psyche was his nobler mate. 



Here sleepless science pales its searching power, 
And awful mystery shrouds the nuptial hour ; 
Our father Ape, by all with pride confessed 
But shet, whose love his ardent passion blessed ; 
Like Pleiad lost, is hid behind Time's veil, 
We only know — her otfspriug dropped the tail. 

The problem vast new Darwins shall engage 
To swell the knowledge of a future age. 
Until the secret countless cycles sealed 
Bursts into life, and Man stands forth revealed. 

Here for the present we close our history of 
this mysterious company, whose muuificence and 
refined taste have furniihed to the Carnival 
season its crowning glory. 




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COMMISSION w\m}^i 

WHOLESALE DEALERS IN 

NORTHERN AND WESTERN PRODUCE. 

82 TCHOUPITOULAS STREET, 

CORNER LAVAYETTE, 

S. W. HOYT, N.A.WILCOX, 

NEW YORK. ^^Sl^ 0>m%MM^S, La, NEW ORLEANS. 

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^V^^ilt m^^ iX^vtltm 



TW^ELFTH NIGHT. 



The anDiversary of a day wben the Three Wise 
Men, with their gold, fraukincense and myrrh, 
were guided by a star in the east to where our 
Infant God had been born in Bethlehem ; a day 
which, since the darkness of the Middle Ages, 
has been celebrated throughout Christendom, is 
surely worthy of honor from a Christian commu- 
j uity. 

The first commemoration of the manifestation 
of Christ to the Gentiles, or as it is known in the 
church, the Epiphany, was during the reign of 
Pope Julius L, A. D. 813. At that time Melchoir, 
Jasper and Balthazar, the three Maji, or Wise 
Men, were represented as three kings, by certain 
of the priesthood. 

They proceeded to the church with much pomp, 
guided by a star improvised for the occasion, and 
bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 
In the temple was constructed a stable, contain- 
ing an ox and an ass, with an infant in the 
manger and a representation of the Madonna. 
After kneeling at the nave and imploring a bless- 
ing from the Most High, the gifts were formally 
presented. 

The celebration of this continued until as lato 
as 1336, when about that time both in England 




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all hou rs of the day or night. 

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and France the occasion became rather a social 
than a religious one. The bean cake, much in 
vogue even now among certain of our Creole 
families, was then first introduced. The person 
fortunate euough to secure the bean in a slice of 
the Twelfth-day cake reigned supreme over the 
day's festivities. An instance is on record in 
which Mary Queen of Scotts arrayed Mary 
Fleming, a Queen of the Bean, in her own robes 
and jewels, and for that day she was mistress of 
Holyrood. A century ago, the kings of England, 
with the Knights of the Garter, Thistle and Bath, 
marched in procession on Twelfth Day, with 
presents of gold, frankincense and myrrh, to the 
Royal Chapel at St. James. 

As time wore on it gradually declined to a 
period of mere private sociality, and after hav- 
ing been celebrated for many generations by the 
Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London, their fes- 
tivities are now limited to presents of cake. 

None can deny but that holiday celebrations 
benefit every branch of business in the commu- 
nity. They not only relax the mind from the 
humdrum of life, giving new strength and en- 
ergy to the body, but by them large sums of 
money are thrown into active circulation, a con- 
siderable portion of which comes from abroad. 

It is fit, therefore, that in a country where holi- 
days have been almost totally abolished by the 
Puritanic element introduced in its early settle- 
ment, that some of the most notable ones should 
be revived-as consonant with the changing spirit 
of the age we live in, and among all, no cue is 



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more beautifully appropriate than that of Twelfth 
Night, and thanks to the Eevelers, whose 

FIRST FESTIVAL, 1870, 

was held on Thursday evening, January 6th in 
that year, it was established in our citj^, and has 
siiK^e been observed with a royal magnificence 
worthy of its antiquity. 

An immense throng greeted this first turnout, 
which appeared at about fifteen minutes to nine 
o'clock on Royal street. Tlie design of the dis- 
play was the congregation of the representatives 
from all the earth, to participate in all the festiv- 
ities of Twelfth Night, prepared by the Lord of 
Misrule. Europe, Asia, Alrica and America 
were appropriately rei)resented, and the proces- 
sion was pronounced by all, one of the most ele- 
gant affairs ever seen on this continent. At the 
Opera House the following programme was 
handed around among the guests : 

Opeea House — Ye Twelfth Night Eevelers, 

JANUARY C, 1870, 



Now, DOW the mirth comes, 

With the cake full of plums, 

Where Beane's the King of the sport here ; 

Besides we must know, 

The Pea also 
Must rule as Queen of the Court here. 

Begin then to chuse, 
This night as ye use, 
Who shall for the present delight here ; 



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^iMMmxxi Scaler, nm\ Panufnrturev of ©Jovw pillisi, 

COTTON PRESSES AND SAW MILLS, 

12 UNIOI^ STREET, New Orleans. 

Aj^eut for the Utica Steam Engine Company, also Gnllett's 
Magnolia Cotton Gin (light draft), and Gardner's Governors. 

Tie ^g. M^ MmmBmmm, 

653 MAGAZINE STREET, 

(-NEAR JACKSON.) 



Importer of and Dealer in Plumbing and Gas Fitting 
materials; Lift and Force Pumps; Kitchen Ranges ; Copper 
and Galvaiiized Iron Boilers ; Paiitry and Kitchen Sinks; 
Wash Basius; Water Closets; Shower Baths and Bath 
Tuhs ; Brass and Plated Work of every description ; Sheet 
Lead, Copper and Zinc; Lead and Iron Pipe and Fittings ; 
Stoves; Furniture of every description for Kerosine and 
Gas Cooking Stoves; Gas Fixtures ;' Chandeliers, Brackets 
and Pendants: Globes, Smoke Bells and Chimneys of every 
description, Rximsey's Patent Centrifugal Well Points; 

^\^JECLLS SUNK TO OK-DER. 

COUNTRY ORDERS PROMPTLY EXECUTED. 



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Be a King by the lot, 
And whom shall not 
Be Twelfth-Day Queen for the night here. 

Heurick. 

PROEM. 

Mirth aud Jollity, with their attendants, pre- 
pare the Twelfth Night Cake, and by their Her- 
alds summon the Four Quarters of the Globe to 
the Festival — 

Now the mystic rite beginning ; 

Here the social board prepare ; 
Crown and sceptre wait the winning ; 

Who shall prove the royal pair ? 
From the Historic Great of Nations 

Let a King and Queen arise ; 
Try the venture, rank and station 

Are for those who gain the prize. 

TABLEAU AND PROCESSION. 

Now upon the Royal dais 

See our King and Queen await, 
Let each Lord and Chieftain pay his 

Courtesie to the Crown and State. 
Now, the solemn installation done. 

Let the Heralds loud proclaim 
Twelfth Night Revels are begun, 

And joy and mirth are naw to reign. 

When the members of the organization had 
passed around the Hoor, they invited their lady 
friends down, and .in a few moments the floor 
that had been dedicated to the revels of the mys- « 
terious hosts, was transformed into a ball room, 
where the " dance went merrily on." and 
" Twelfth Day " had lapsed into the '' thirteenth " ^ 
ere the happy scene had ended. 



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-.SHII^T FURNISHER TO HIS MAJESTY, 



IMPORTER AND DEALEB IN 

FURNISHING GOODS AND TOILET ARTICLES, 

CALLS ATTENTION TO HIS 

'gtw and (Elegant ^tath oi Patdi (6xn^ (^o^A^t 

Embracing New Collars and CnfFs, Silk Bows and other El- 
egant Styles of Neck-wear, under patent letters, styled as 
follows: "King's Own," "Duke of Wexford," " Comns," 
"Bathnrst," and "Carnival." A large stock of imported KID 
GLOVES (all sizes), besides, as usual, a fine assortment of 
BOOSTS' JS.ISID CHII^DKKN'S GJ^OODS. 
B. T. WALSHE, 

no CA NAL kTBEUT, NEW OBZISAXM. 



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SECOND FESTIVAL, 1871. 

Ou the evening of the 6th ot January, 1871, the 
second pageant of the Twelfth Night Eevelers 
was given. 

The entire central district of the city was one 
brilliant scene of life and gaiety. Tbe whole pop- 
ulation was in the streets, and, with the bright 
and balmy night, the gay throngs, and the flash- 
ing lights, the tout ensemble was one which belongs 
only to New Orleans among American cities. 
When it was found that tbex)ageant was to repre- 
sent the familiar characters whom Mother Goose 
has made immortal, the delight of the spectators 
can better be imagined than described, and as the 
costly, fantastic procession filed slowly by, each 
new tableau was greeted with shouts of enthusi- 
astic recognition from the innumerable throng. 

The pageant was headed by a grotesque and 
gorgeous figure with the title of the Lord of Mis- 
rule, who was followed in regular order by the 
characters who have been handed down to us in 
the old nursery rhymes of that mysterious poet 
Mother Goose. 

At the Opera House, the tableaux elicited the 
warmest applause, from one of the most brilliant 
audiences ever gathered within its walls. The ball 
which wound up the entertainment was a joyous 
termination to an event which wiU ever be pleas- 
antly remembered by all who were present. 

THIRD FESTIVAL, 1872. 



The third Festival of these unknown Revelers 
was a splendid effort. With a more perfected or- 



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Cau Goods of all kinds. 

Choice Goshen Butter, Lard, 
Sugar Cured Hams, 

And London Layer Raisins, Citron, Currants 
and other dried Fraits, Preserves and 
Jellies in great variety. Oranges, Lemons, 
Bananas, Apples, Candies, Fruits and 
Jfuts, 

FRESH EGGS, 
COEDIALS, WINES, PORTER, ALE, 

LIQUORS, CIDER, 

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Also, all articles required for the table, makin<^ the finest 
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ganization, and with increased expenditure, they 
came to the front, determined to out-do their 
former efforts and realize the brilliant expectations 
which their many admirers had founded uijon the 
former displays of their order. 

They could scarcely have chosen a better theme 
than 

THE TIDE OF ENGLISH HUMOR. 

In all the realm of literature there is no richer 
field than this ; and our Eevelers certainly culled 
its very friirest flowers as they wandered. Headed 
by Don Quixote (a pardonable theft from other 
lands) the pageant showed Humor, Its Gods, Its 
Fathers, Its Fountain and Its Tide, in a splendid 
and harmonious sequence. 

Shakespeare, rare Ben Johnson, Gay, Swift, 
Sterne, Goldsmith, Burns, Scott, Irving, Dickens 
and Bret Harte ! 

These were figures which followed in the Tide 
of Humor; each one set in a group of his own 
choicest creations, and clustered with them on 
their respective pedestals, rivaling iu chiseled 
splendor the majestic sculptures of Praxiteles him- 
self. 

In all the appointments of artistic elegance this 
display was considered as being yet unequaled. 
It was a daring flight into the realm of art, this 
attempt at marbleizing Humor, but the Revelers 
assuredly achieved a brilliant success. 

The closing ceremonies were, as on their first 
occasion, similar to those observed by the Mystick 
Krewe. 



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or Rolls, Giuger-bread, Buckwheat and other Griddle Cakes, 
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After the falling of the curtain on the closing 
tableau the usual ball commenced in which the 
fashionable company joined, finding no less de- 
light therein by reason of their ignorance of their 
Hosts. 

FOURTH FESTIVAL, 1873. 



This year the Kevelers carried their representa- 
tions into a still more elevated field of literature 
speaking with reference to utility and intrinsic 
dignity. In doing so they paid a merited tribute 
to the greatest genius ever produced by Louisi- 
ana — 

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, 

"That cheerful one who knoweth all, 
The songs of all the winged choristers, 
And in one sequence of melodious sound, 
Pours out their music." 

It was a specially happy conceit of theirs that, 
while they re[)roduced the birds of Audubon with 
the most astonishing fidelity, and while each indi- 
vidual figure was perfectly true in plumage, pro- 
portions and coloring, to the original which it was 
intended to represent, yet these were giouped in 
tableaux which were in most instanccK deliciously 
humorous in their meaning. 

It was a curious and an artistic accomplishment, 
and, in that sense the Twelfth Night Revelers ex- 
ceeded any similar efibrt of theirs. 

This magnificent pageant was compssed of sev- 
enteen immense cars or floats, fifteen of which bore 
groups of from five to ten figures. They were 



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Notwithstanding the late disastrous fire which destroyed ray Photo- 
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THE SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT ROOMS. 

No. 151 CANAIi STREET, 

which will be replenished with an entirely N"ew Stock of llaferials, 
Instruments, etc., of the latest styles and most modern improvements. 
The securenient of a superior light in my new studio, will enable me 
to execute SUN-PEARL^, REMBRANDTS, TRAY' INS, Plain or 
Colored PHOTOGRAPHS, in the most finished and attractive style of 
the art. The public are invited to visit my new Bazaar. 

No. 151 Canal Street, next to Holmes'. 

iiiiiiiiiiLyiiiiiii, 

Cor. Canal and St. Charles Sts., 



FINEST BILLTAED HALL IN THE UNITED STATES, 

CONTAINING EIGHTEEN TABLES. 



W. H. GRIFFITH'S LATEST IMPROVED 

FRENCH BEYEli BILLIARD TABLES, 

WITH DELANEY PATENT WIRE CUSHIONS 

I have the Agency of the above tables, and have also a large assort- 
ment of Billiard Material, such as Olothfi, Balls Pool Boards, (htet. 
Cue Leathers, Pool Balls, Pool Pins, Baskets, Bridges, Chalk, and 
everything embraced in the Trade. Purchasing chiefly with cash, I am 
enabled to offer these goods at the lowest prices. All orders by mail 
promptly attended to. 

I have a few second-hand tables, in fine order, with trimmings com- 
plete, for sale at low prices. 

The proprietor has recently added to this already complete Establish- 
ment, an Exhibition Hall under the title of 

€SES€E^W M^&E, e&WB MQQM^ 

with a Heating capacity of nearly 400 persons. This elegant little theatre 
is used for Billiard Exhibitions, and any other purpose required, and 
will be rented on reasonable terms. 

A. W. MERRIAM, 

liOCK BOX 864, NEW ORLEANS. 



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brilliantly illuminated with lanterns, transparan- 
cies and ealciiini lights (furnished by Mr. Henry 
Perry, No. 141 Poydras Street), which, together 
with the guady coloring of the birds themselves, 
and the continuous blaze from the houses along 
their route, combined to make, not onl^^ one of the 
largest, but one of the most iliagniflcent and im- 
posing displays ever known in the history of our 
Carnivals. 

There was also a novel idea shown in the man- 
agement of the tableau. Instead of having a 
multiplicity of representations, the figures of the 
entire pageant were grouped in one colossal i>ic- 
ture. 

In the centre, on a raised pedestal, was the im- 
mense statuary, composed of 

AUDUBON AND HIS TWO COMPANIONS, 
and around about him were the numerous birds 
which had followed him in the procession. 

There were water, and marsh, and rocks, and 
sand, and trees and undergrowth, in which the 
birds were disposed appropriately; thus making 
one grand tableau in which more than a hundred 
different contrasting figures were collected. 

THE C0UP-D'a:iL 
was inexpressibly striking, and, when the curtain 
fell, it was sometime before the immense throng 
of spectators ceased their plaudits. 

FIFTH FESTIVAL, 1874. 

Tuesdaj^ evening, January 6th, witnessed the 
fifth festival of the Kevelers, who, by their gor- 



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AND DEALER IN TOBACCO, 

WHOLESALE m% COR. COMMON,& ST. CHARLES STS. 

Retail Store, Soiitli-East Cor. Common & St. Charles Sts. 
NEW ORLEANS, La. 

GEORGE STROUD, 

MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS, 

1&8, WO. wa s lei gt §h^^$ $tniet 

NEW ORlL.EA]SrS. 






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geous displays and well-cliosen subjects, have 
made themselves popular with our people. 

It was an extremely happy conceit which was 
brought to fruition by the Twelfth Night Revel- 
ers, and it may be well assumed tbat no more 
novel nor original spectacle has been seen in any 
of the carnival pageants whose glories have an- 
nually been unfolded before this public. 

The subject — Dolliana — embodying the crea- 
tion of a world peopled with the inanimate 
objects of childhood's worship ot toys, involved 
at once a combination of such ludicrous and 
absurd features that the very inordinate degree 
in which such sentiments were revealed, was the 
theme for admiration, despite the more sober 
convictions that the subject was but a matter of 
trifling nonsense. 

What more incongruous can be imagined than 
to expect grown people to find amusement in so 
simi:)le a theme as a pageant of dolls and chil- 
dren's toys, yet this episode transpired, and it 
may be assured that of tbe countless thousands 
who witnessed it, few could be found who did not 
earnestly testify to the pleased interest of the 
event. 

It has drifted into a stereotyped phrase to re- 
count how the streets were thronged and how 
thej^ were brought forward in bounteous array, 
the usual cheerful and animated accessories 
always incidental to each similar yearly recur- 
ring event. 

THE CAKE. 

This significant emblem of Twelfth Night 



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FAIRBANK'S SCALE WAREHOUSE. 

53 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. 

Manufacturers and Dealers in Weights, Railroad Track, 
Wciy^li Lock, Measures, Hay, Coal, Platform and Counter 
Scales, Flue Gold and Druggist Scales. 

W. B. BOWMAN, Agent. 



5 





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«*TH1D JVtAGrlC 130X OFKISTER.." 

J. R. ALCEE GAUTHREAUX, 

I 



Eevels rose in massive x^roportions from a beauti- 
fully draped pedestal and resting within a grace- 
ful dome, whose fair proportions and tasteful 
beauty matched well the brilliantly colored sur- 
roundings. Without, the dome was of burnished 
red and gold ; within, delicate drapery revealed 
the ornamentations of golden stars and repre- 
sentations of butter-flies and humming-birds. 
Standing on the forward part of the car Avas seen 
an immense cornucopia with a plentiful display 
ot fruits and countless dainties. Near by were 
lavish offerings of the products ot the Sunny 
South, and upon the sides of the car appeared 
'' January 6, T. JST. K., 1874." 

THE QUEEN. 

Leading the van of her attendant subjects was 
seen the Queen of Dolldom, arrayed in all the 
gorgeous colors of which girl dolls are worship- 
pers, and standing in the midst of such mediums 
of pleasure as dolls glory in, to- wit : the minia- 
ture cup and saucer, the sawdust-stuffed ball 
and a multitude of companion pieces, while 
before her were ranged eight square wooden 
blocks, through each of which was thrust a doll- 
ish head, and faced upon the blocks appeared the 
word " Dolliana." Behind the Queen were piled 
toy building blocks, mountains high, as it were, 
and over all the spirit of gushing childhood 
breathed the refreshing sentiment of babydom's 
earnest joys. 

These were followed by groups on floats, repre- 
senting Dolliaua's Army, Navy, Cabinet, Palace, 



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{}^ k^J[ H>LF CAP^ONDELET STREET. 

PROPRIETOR. ' 

II C/RONDELET ST. \i C/ROftDELET ST, 

The undersigned begs leave to inform his numerous 
friends and patrons, that, determining to spare no expense 
or pains, to make his saloon a favorite resort, he will keep 
it constantly supplied with the 

YE[[YCHOISEST WINES, LIQUO[[Uc. 

M MS^ EMM^ HSIB 11ilP@H 

WILL BE SERVED UP DAILY, 

Composed of the most inviting and tempting viands, Fish 
and Vegetables in season, to which the Proprietor will be 
pleased to see his customers. 

The situation of No. 1^ is at once eligible and private, 
and being attended by ex})erienced and artistic niixologistSj 
as well as polite and attentive waiters, otiters unusual in- 
ducements, 

^T" Strangers visiting the City, should not forget to call at 

H CARONDELET STREET, 

JAS. R. NUGENT, 

PROPRIETOR. 



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Kitchen, Stable, Band, Theatre, and other toys 
known to joyous childhood. 

At the theatre two tableaux were given, after 
which much interest was manifested in the ques- 
tion on whom Djime Fortune would bestow the 
honorable distinction of " Queen of the Revel- 
ers," and " Maid of Honor." 

Bearing the immense cake to the centre of the 
stage, the Lord of Misrule took his place beside 
it, and it was soon surrounded by a vast concourse 
of ladies. The issue was soon decided, and the 
announcement ran around that Fortune had 
smiied upon Miss Louisa Chiapella and conferred 
upon her the tirst Bean, and she was accordingly 
crowned as the Queen of the Revelers, with Miss 
Cora A. Townsend, who, having gained the 
second Bean, became her Maid of Honor. Our 
story is all told. Music and dancing occupied 
the residue of the night, and in this respect the 
occsaion was really a most charming one. 





le l|titQlit^ ^fi ^|ciintt^» 



When it became known toward the end of the 
year 1872 that another organization was in pro- 
cess of being formed, and that the night ot De- 
cember 31st wonkl witness its first appearance, 
the cariosity wiiich has always attended such [ 
aftairs was at once aroused. 

In a community wiiere the spectacular appetite 
is so strong, and yet so eipcnrean, and where 
such gorgeous and elaborate etforts h;ive already 
been successfully made, it was certainly no slight 
undertaking in the Knights of Momus to enter 
the arena, and promise an event worthy of addi- 
tion to the memories of past [)ageants, and of com- 
parison with those whicii are to follow. 

Yet all this was contidently promised, and, as a 
consequence. New Orleans turned out in force, 
and the known route of the procession was, at an 
early hour, lined with expectant crowds. 

FIRST FESTIVAL, 1872. 



Need w^e say to any true lover of traditions 
that no happier selection of a subject could have 
been made than that which distinguished this 
event '? In that dim age which the masters of 
romance and poetry have peoi)led with grand 
figures, and to the beautifying of which the im- 
mortal Scott has lent his genius, are to be found 



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the most majestic subjects of pageantry. The 
stark old days of Eicbard Cceur de Leon and of 
Godfrey de Ijonillon, and the countless other per- 
sonages who animate our legends and our songs, 
make a rich field from which to cull the very 
fairest flowers of pageantry, and in this field our 
knights have roamed with unhindered feet, and 
culled a lavish wealth of beauties for our enjoy- 
ment. 

The sireless deity of raillery, who, in the dim 
old days of mith, made gods the victims of his 
ridicule, and but hardly spared the matchless 
Aphrodite, daughter of the Foam, descends 
through the generous shadows of the centuries 
with a kindlier spirit, with a touch whose magic 
only beautifies, and the grim old motto " dvm 
vivitmis vivamiis''' takes a better significance 
through the interpretation w'hich his latter-day 
votaries have given it, and gives us the right to 
welcome his advent with every sincerity and 
pleasure. 

THE PROCESSION 
was of the gorgeous fashion peculiar to our festi- 
val pageants, and represented the principle fig- 
ures in the grand tableau of the " Talisman." 

First came Momus, and on either side of him 
rode his attendant knights, and so, with all ap- 
\ propriate surroundings, the pageant of Momus 
came into full view, hemmed in by the rippling 
sea of eager faces, and shimmering in the radi- 
ance of a thousand lights. 

Then came the English Division headed by 
Devereux, the Lord of Giesland, bearing the 



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standard of tbe Plantagenets. The Hermit of 
Engaddi and the Earl of Salisbury follow. 

Richard Coeur de Leon, and his court, Philip 
of France, the Archbishop ^of Tyre, Earl of 
Champaigne, Leopold of Austria, Conrad of 
Moutserrat, and the <;igantic Wallenrode of 
Hungary, with their knights and followers, all 
march past, with that pomp and raarslial array 
that brings to our minds the gallant hosts of the 
Crusaders. 

And then, after the splendid Christian cortege 
had passed, it was only litting that our friends of 
Mom us should give i\s some pictures of the na- 
tion against whom the crusade was directed. So 
it happened that the fourth platform was preceded 
by horsemen of another race from those who had 
gone before. Here were the representatives of 
that nation which, in those wild days, had drawn 
its myriads around the shrines and sepulchres of 
Palestine, and made the hot sands of Syria sod- 
den with the Christiau's blood. 

It was a splendid pageant, and did fair justice 
to the gorgeous epoch from which its tigures 
have been drawn. Our brethren of Momus have 
cast no flimsy gage into the lists, and they of 
Comus and Revelers must take heed of their 
laurels, for henceforth they will be more hardly 
won. 

The usual Ball and Tableau at the Opera House 
completed the afhiir, and as a matter of course, 
the tableaux were a reproduction of the proces- 
sion. 



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SECOND FESTIVAL, 1873. 

On Wednesday evening, December 3l8t, 1873, 
the Knights of Momns made their second ai)pear- 
ance before our citizens, and the many visitors 
who had come hither to enjoy the Christmas holi- 
days. 

Though we have occasionally seen more people 
on the streets than were visible on this night, 
there must have been enough to give the youth- 
fnl organization a very full and flattering recep- 
tion. (Janal street, of course, was thronged, as 
also the portions of 8t. Charles, Carondelet and 
Camp, contiguous to that central thoroughfare, 
and in a few instancies, particularly as regarded 
the Pickwick and Boston Club-houses, we noticed 
some very clever devices in illiimiimtion. The 
weather was forbidding just about dark, and at 
one time a slight sprinkle of rain augured badly 
for the success of Momus' secoiul ettbrt at i)a- 
geautr3^ This, however, proved to be a false 
alarm, and the night, though not b}^ any means a 
cheerful or a brilliant one, was at least not rainy. 

The procession made its appearance quite 
early — about 7:50 in fact — coming down Camp 
street on its first movement, preceded by the 
usual police detachment and really an admirable 
band of music. We must compliment the good 
sense of the Momus revelers in arranging their 
groups on vehicles instead of marching through 
the streets. It added very greatly to the effect 
of the pageant, and to the enjoyment of those 
who assembled to witness it. 



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And the arrangement of the lights that illu- 
minated the procession reflected much credit upon 
the experience and skill of Mr. Henry Perrv, No. 
141 Poydras street, to whose care this part of the 
display was confided. 

Momns' own explanation of the pageant, as 
shown by the first transparencies, is as follow^s : 

" These oddities, from fancy drawn, 
May surely raise the question, 
Will critics say, by chance they're formed, 
Or 'Natural Selection f 

" The pageant of Momus formed, 
Composed of g-rotesfjue faces. 
To critics he replies with scorn 
Are, his 'Coming Races.'" 

It was indeed a collection of indescribable fig- 
ures — things that never were on land or in the 
sea — a finely conceived and admirably executed 
burlesque on Darwin's theory, and pretending to 
give a view of the ^' Coming Eaces." The nu- 
merous groups were exquisitely ludicrous, and 
enlisted the warmest api)lause along the entire 
line of march. At the Varieties Theatre the tab- 
leaux were witnessed by a brilliant assembly of 
beanty and fashion, and a delightful ball wound 
up the evening's entertainment. 



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WITH BUT ONE CHANGE FROM NEW ORLEANS. 



BAGGAGE CHECKED FROM RESIDENCE, 

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This is the only Line running Sleeping Cars tliiough to 
St. Louis, Chicago, and Louisville. 



EMIGRANT RATES L E SS THAN BY RIVER. 

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A]S[iq-ALS or THE REIGN OF HIS MAJESTY, 





The fame of the magnificent pageants of the 
Mistick Krewe of Comns, having spread through- 
out the length and breadth of the Umd, drew to 
our city such multitudes of strangers that they 
were unable to accommodate even the more dis- 
tinguished of our visitors. Persons from abroad 
saw on the streets, in the day, a motly gathering 
of maskers, without organization, and at night, a 
procession which, though gorgeous, lasted but a 
short time. They heard of the splendid tableaux, 
the brilliant audiences, and the jo^'ous balls, with 
which these festivities were rounded otf, but as 
the capacity of even our largest theatre was lim- 
ited — and thousands were unable to obtain invita- 
tions — they were rather annoyed than pleased 
with these reports. 

As years rolled on, the number of visitors in- 
creased, and the demand for cards to the evening 
entertainments grew more and more numerous, 
and the number who returned home disappointed 
was consequently larger every year. This was a 
source of regret to the members of the Mistick 
Krewe, whose entertainments, originally designed 
for the amusement of themselves and their imme- 
diate friends, had grown so popular as to attract 
immense crowds from distant cities. 



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FIRST FESTIVAL, 1872. 



It was not until about the 1st of February, 
1872, that a plan for overcoming these difficulties 
was formed, and most successfully carried out, by 
Col. Walter Merriam, a gentleman whose culti- 
vated taste, liberality and public spirit, have 
always been freely enlisted iu enterprises looking 
to the prosperity of our city, and Edward C. 
Hancock, Esq., a i)rominent member of the JS'ew 
Orleans press, whose ready wit, ingenious mind 
and fluent pen have so often pleased our people, 
and never more so than in his able contributions, 
to what we may term, our Carnival literature. 

They sought an interview with the Mayor and 
Chief of Police, and found that their plan har- 
monized so well with their ideas that the entire 
police force would be placed under command of 
the King for Mardi Gras. 

Assuming the royal perogative in its most au- 
dacious and enlarged sense, taxes were levied, 
proclamations were issued sus})endiug all other 
forms of government, closing all public and pri- 
vate places of business, including courts, schools, 
banks, post office, custom-house, etc., and order- 
ing all people to enroll themselves into organiza- 
tions for the purpose of forming a grand proces- 
sion. 

That the idea was a happy one was speedily 
assured by the prompt manner iu which this self- 
constituted authority was obeyed. The Gov- 
ernor, the Legislature, prominent firms, officers of 



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DEALER IN IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC 

■ CIGAI[S, CIGARETTES AND TOB/CCa | 

COR. CARONDELET A^D CANAL STREETS, 

NEW ORLEANS, LA, 
r. O. Box 374. 

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( ESTABLISHED THIRTY YEARS) 

No. 3 NORTH STREET, 

OPPOSITE LAFAYETTE SQUARE. 



Performs all operations on the teeth in a most skiUful and satisfac- 
tory manner. His pricf^s, although seemingly high, ultimately prove- 
J cheaper than the cheapest. The superiority of his artilicial teeth is 
too well known to require any enumerating. 

Dr. West's method of filling teeth combines all the modern im- 

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corporations, all vied with one another in sending 
letters of allegiance, which were published as re- 
ceived in the daily papers, and soon fanned the 
furror into a flame which burns brighter with 
every succeeding year. 

This was assisted by a peculiar vein of solemn 
jocularity which i)ervaded all of his Majesty's ut- 
terances and doings, making the travesty on 
monnrchial usages so close and so delicately hu- 
morous that an universal and enduring popular- 
ity was at once established. As only about ten 
days intervened between the time of organiza- 
tion and Mardi Gras, the King's affairs had to be 
pushed forward with lightning speed. 

An association of torty young men of the city 
was speedil}' formed, and the material for a dis- 
play was prepared, which, though immeasurably 
inferior to the subsequent appearances of the 
King in numbers, appointments and magnificence, 
not only pleased and satisfied, but astonished 
the public. The prominent peculiarity" during 
this interval, and one which has since been well 
sustained, was the novel and original manner 
in which it was kept before the people, through 
the columns of the public press, which daily 
teemed with some new piece of rollicking fun, 
audacity, or keen, but kindly satire, upon promi- 
nent men and topics. 

We give a few samples of these articles, which 
were received with the utmost good humor by 
all. 



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OUR GRACIOUS SOYEREIGK 



SoMETHiNa About Him. 



The King of the Carnival is the offspring of 
Old King Cole and the Goddess Terpsichore, 
whom, in imitation of Jove, he wooed and car- 
ried off in the form of an Irish Bnll. He is, 
therefore, gifted with immortality by virtue of 
his Olympian origin on his mother^s side. He 
was born somewhere upon the shores of the Medi- 
terranean, about the eighth century, and, in con- 
sequence, is now, though hale and hearty, some- 
what advanced in years. Upon arriving at man's 
estate he speedily conquered the whole of South- 
ern Europe, which he held under dominion for a 
long period of time. About two centuries ago 
he declared war against his cousin. King Gam- 
brinus, who at that time held all Northern 
Europe under sway, and after fighting that mon- 
arch desperately for a long time, was finally con- 
querred and driven into obscurity. During these 
dark days of misfortune, he sought refuge in 
England, where he assumed the name of Jovseph 
Miller, familiarly known as "Old Joe Miller," 
and devo*ed himself to politics, in which he sub- 
sequently achieved some fame as the author of 
the Junius Letters and the founder of the London 
Punch. A few years since he returned to Rome, 
where he established a race course on the Corso, 
and made a desperate attempt to reclaim his 
dynasty. Failing in this, through the machina- 
tions of Count Cavour and Victor Emmanuel, he 

(I 



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set sail for the United States, where he landed in 
1866, and has since been living in seclusion at the 
South, managing the political affairs of its peo- 
ple. The prince of mischief-uiakers and jokers, 
he is credited with having inspired the queer 
movements and social relations existing in this 
benighted section. Only a few days have 
elapsed since his successful attempt at overthrow- 
ing the government of Louisiana — one of the 
most remarkable occurrences on record — in a 
cheeky point of view. 

His Majesty, in personal appearance, is more 
interesting than commanding. Rather below the 
medium height, an erect form, surmounted with 
a well-set head, covered with a profusion of snow- 
white hair, and a long patriarchial beard, his 
aspect is at once venerable and imposing. His 
brow is wide and expansive, his eyes dark and 
glittering, always fixed, as it were, on a dreamy 
futurity. His mouth firm set and stamped with 
a perpetual smile. His face bronzed with the 
exposure of centuries, and his entire appearance 
and bearing are cak^ulated to inspire the most 
profound awe and respect. 

His Majesty has never married, giving as an 
excuse that this state should not be entered into 
until experience has sobered the liveliness of 
youth, and all the wild oats have been sown. We 
give this latter piece of information for the bene- 
fit of the ladies, who are already overwhelming 
his Majesty with billet-doux. 

It is well to note in the latter connection that 
the national air or anthem of the Carnival Dy- 



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Mme. OLYMPE, 

144 Cainal l^trect, 144 1 anal Street, 

Respectfully announces to her old Friends and Patrons, Stranger* 
visiting the City, and the Public generally, that she is constantly is 
receipt of 

THE VERY LATEST PARIS FASHIONS IN 

BONf(ETS, HATS, DRESSES, LACES, SILKS, ETC., 

All of Direct Importation, and of the Most Approved Types, 

Together with aU the Appurtenances and Accesssories of 

THE MOST ELEGANT 

RECHERCHE AND COMPLETE LADIES WARDROBES, 

In addition to her Stock of TJich and Superior Groods, she has large 
supplies of articles, selected with special reference 

TO THE HARDNESS OF THE TIMES, 

"Which she is prepared to oiFer at as Reasonable Prices as any, appraised 
to Goods of Similar Quality and Style 

INT THIS COUISTTRY. 

•The attention of Visitors, and our own Citizens, is called to an exam- 
ination of her stock, with a guarantee and assurance of 

SA'riSFACTIOJV AS 1 PRICES. 

DRESSES MADE TO ORDER, 

in the most Attractive and Fashionable Styles, even if the material 
is supplied. 

OPERA ROBES, ROBES DE CHAMBRE, 

AND 

CARNIVAL COSTUMES. 

^^Mme. Olympe will be pleased to have all her Patrons aad Lady 
Visitors to the City call and inspect her exhibition of 

THE LATEST PARISIAN NOVELTIES, 

especially imported for the occasion, and at such reduced ratea, that 
none can leave without carrying with them a souvenir of the New 
Orleans Festival. 



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nasty, for many centuries past, lias been, as 
it is at present, " If Ever I Cease to Love." 

COURT JOURNAL. 



The calm which invariably precedes the storm 
prevailed at the palace yesterday, and but little 
work was done. The guards lounged around the 
galleries and ante-chambers in a listless manner, 
occasionally gathering into knots, listening to the 
jovial yarns of Colonel Jack Wharton, Chief 
Equerry in waiting to His Majesty, or exciting 
stories of the chase as related by Billy Conner, 
Lord Groom of the Eoyal Stables. During the 
entire morning His Majesty remained in seclu- 
sion, only granting an audience to a deputation 
of loyal ladies, who desired some information 
concerning the royal colors, with a view to using 
them in the decoration of Tuesday. His Majesty 
received them graciously, and summoned Garter 
King-at-Arms, to his presence. The latter ex- 
plained that the Koyal colors were Green, Gold 
and Purple, regretting that the subjugation of the 
State had been too recent to prepare a Eoyal 
Standard, but that upon all His Majesty's future 
fete days it would invariably be displayed. An 
hour was subsequently spent in completing addi- 
tional arrangements for the reception of the 
Grand Duke, His Majesty, who of course under- 
stands all languages, inditing the following auto- 
graph letter, to be handed to his Royal cousin 
upon arrival. We give it in the vernacular : 

His Royal ovitch Highnessofl the King of the 
Carnival, OfQcia Uywelc, omest one worle ansh 
isroy alcous inth emostp uiss ant Duke Alexis 



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Alexandrovitcli Eomanofl: andwi Uh o Idaspe 
ciala udie ncef orh Isrece pti on ataue nse ton 
Mardi Or as. Rex. 

In the evening a grand State banquet was 
given. Among the guests attending which were 
to be found Gen. H. S. McComb, Gen. Beaure- 
gard, Col. Sam Boyd, Norbert Trepagnier, P. O. 
Hebert, Samuel Smith, J. W. Burbridge, I. K 
Marks, C. A. Whitney, and C. H. Slocomb, Es- 
quires. The approaching festivities were here 
discussed at length with the viands and wines 
until 9 o'clock, when his Majesty, attended by his 
Lords in waiting and Gentlemen of the Bed 
Chamber retired, leaving the guests to their own 
enjoyment. His Majesty was subsequently read 
to sleep by one of the under Secretaries, but with 
some difficult3^ The proceedings of the City 
Council usually productive of somnolency being 
found upon this occasion ineflectual, through their 
usual brevity of late ; resort was then had to the 
minutes of the Academy of Natural Sciences, 
under the soothing influence of which nature 
shortly succumbed. 

Many additional applications for position were 
filed during the day at the office of the Earl 
Marshal of the Empire and another heavy batch 
of correspondence was being opened up to a late 
hour of night, all testifying greater promise of 
gorgeous magnificence of the Royal State Pa- 
geant. God save the King ! 

EDICT NO. XII. 



To all whom it may concern : 

His Royal Highness the King of the Carnival 



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being deeply impressed with the enthusiastic loy- 
alty manifested by his beloved subjects of all de- 
grees and conditions, upon this his most blessed 
fete day, has resolved — 

That a proper consideration for the glory of his 
regal state and sovereign care for his loyal sub- 
jects, demands the abrogation of all laws, and 
the removal of all impediments of whatsoever 
kind or nature that may impair or interfere with 
public enjoyment. 

lu pursuance of this determination, he there- 
fore, solemnly enacts the following decrees to 
rule the law of the land during the entire reign 
of his illustrious and glorious Majesty : 

First — Whereas, it having come to our Royal 
knowledge that one Stockdale, Collector of In- 
ternal Revenue, intends taking advantage of His 
Majesty's preoccupation in aifairs of State con- 
nected with the Royal Pageant, to collect all the' 
taxes of the Realm, his office is hereby abolished. 

Second — The following laws enacted by a pre- 
vious government having been found to weigh 
grievously upon His Majesty's subjects — the Reg- 
istration Law, Constabulary Law, Election Law, 
Printing Law, Taxes and Judge H. C. Dibble — 
all of the same are hereby abrogated and abol- 
ished. 

Third — The credit of the Realm is hereby re- 
established on a specie basis, and all securities, of 
whatever nature, are declared to ru^e at par 
value. Any person, subject or foreign, detected 
in an attempt at their depreciation will be imme- J 



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TOYS AND FANCY GOODS. 

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. 

137 CANAL STREEf, 137 

ImportofB of French, Eoglith, German and American 

FlEJiCli, eillSA AND MHKMIAN GLASSWARE, 

' KID CLOYSS, FRENCH SHIRTS, 

jLylDIESAHDGEHTSFUR^SHIHG GOODS, 

Hosiery, Cutlery, Perfumeries, Canes and Umbrellas, 

Shirts, Drawers, S-uspenders, Baskets, Bird-cages, (fee. 

Children's Carriages, Velocipedes, &c., &c. 

DEPOT OF H. L. DIEHL & GO'S FII^E WOI|KS, FIRE CI^ACKERS. 

• • • 

ORDERS FROM THE COUNTRY PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. 



PURCHASE AND COMMISSION HOUSE, 

Kiie Paraflis Potesomilere, Paris. 



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diately incarcerated in the lowest dungeon of the 
Donjon-keep. 

Fourth — All subjects guilty of any breach of 
the peace, working all and any description of dis- 
order or offence against good taste and delicacy 
in the display of ow^re or improper costumes, will 
be immediately conveyed to the barracks of the 
household troops ; and our well beloved servant, 
Col. A. S. ledger, Captain of the Guard, near to 
the person of his Majesty, is hereby charged with 
the strict enforcement of this order under penalty, 
in default thereof being forced to attend the meet- 
ings of the Academy of Natural Sciences for an 
entire year. 

Fiftli — The market rate of cotton is hereby es- 
j tablished for this day at fifty cents per pound, 
low middling grade, and for sugar at 25c. per 
jjound, other products of the realm to grade in 
proportion. Any subject violating this edict 
will, upon trial and conviction be sentenced to 
serve not more than one term at hard labor in 
the Louisiana State Legislature. 

Sixth — All punishments incurred by the chil- 
dren of the realm for any often ses of whatever 
nature, committed anterior to this date, are here- 
by cancelled in honor of the fete of his Koyal 
Highness. Such parents or guardians disregard- 
ing the provisions of this edict are hereby sen- 
tenced to a perpetual deprivation of their night 
latch keys. 

Seventh— AW quarrels, hatreds, jealousies and 
vendettas heretofore existing between any of his 
Majesty's subjects are hereby cancelled, as noth- 



PARTIES FROM THE COUNTRY 

Are respectfully iuformed that 

625 MAGAZINE STREET, 

Has a novel and useful invention for Cutting Srt'sses, Basques, etc., 
with which she will teach ladies to cut and tit without waste or possi- 
bility of eiror. 

Call and see for yourselves, ladies. Terms moderate. 

1 HE LATEST AND NEATEST STYL»|N 

gum ^iliifif aii ^illiiwri, 

MAY' BE FOUND AT 

MRS. GARBANATTl'S, 

Best of work. Prices moderate. All orders promptly attended to. 

THE PREMIUM BUTCHER STALLS. 



MARTIN LANNES, 
STALLS 37, \p^ 1 MAGy\Zlf(E My^RKET. 



Respectfully infor^ns his fiiends and the public in general, that he 
is prepared to lurnish Families, Hotels, Bo.ardinic-houses. Steamboats, 
Ships and Steamships with the best BEEF, MUTTON, PORK, SAU- 
SAGES, TRIPE, PIGS, FOWLS, GAME, VEGETABLES, Etc., Etc., 
and everything the market ailords, at the very lowest rates. 

Thanking my customers foi past favors, I .solicit a continuance of the 
same. Recollect the Stalls, Nos. 37 38 and 7 Magazine Market, where 
all ordei-8 sent will be Thankfully received and promptly tilled. 

{3^^1l meats delivered free of charge. 



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iug but the most unalloyed good humor and jol- 
lity will be allowed to prevail throughout the 
realm during the glorious reign of his Majesty. 

Eighth — All persons residing along the route 
of the royal pageant are ordered to provide 
proper extra supports for their galleries, to fes- 
toon and decorate the same with the royal colors 
(green, gold and purjde), and to pay due obei- 
sance to hi^JBoyal Highness, in passing, under 
penalty in default thereof of perpetual exile to 
the Balize. 

Lastly— Sir Warren A. Stone, the Eight Hon. 
D. 0. HoUiday, the Hon. J. T. Scott, and Sir 
Howard Smith, Physicians in Ordinary to his 
Majesty's household, having recommended a 
change of air and scene, the King of the Carnival 
will therefore be under the unpleasant and re- 
gretful necessity of bidding his loyal subjects 
adieu at sunset to-day, for a brief period of time j 
promising to return again when his health, in the 
opinion of the Royal Physicians, shall have been 
fully re-establisheci. 

In doing so it is with a profound and gratifying 
sense of the loyalty displayed by his subjects of 
the cheertul and prompt alacrity with which his 
orders have been obeyed, and with the promise 
that on the occasion of his re-entry into his capi- 
tal, the splendors of to-day's pageant shall be 
far outshone in magnificence and«gorgeous state. 

And now, with the best wishes for their health, 
prosperity and hai)piness, he bids them adieu. 
Enjoining upon them during his absence un- 
swerving loyalty in their allegiance to the Royal 



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House of Carnival, and an unimpaired continu- 
ance of that loving affection already manifest 
tor ifcs reigning head, which is above all price. 
God save the King! Given under our hand and 
seal, at Carnival Palace, this the 12th day ot Feb- 
ruary, in the year of our Lord 1872. Rex. 

The decorations were very extensive. Canal, 
Camp, St. diaries, Royal, Esplanade, Rampart 
nnd other streets, containing many houses and 
stores, where Chinese lanterus,festoon8 and flowers 
were combined with charming effect. From many 
of our publi'3 buildings and h-ading stores floated 
the handsome flag of the King of the Carnival. 
The procession was formed at two o'clock, the 
hour designated in the proclamation, for if there 
is one thing his Majesty admires more than an- 
other, it is promptness. The excitement was very 
great, and the streets through which the King 
was to pass were densely packed with eager 
lookers-on. 

The King, accompanied by the Earl Marshal of 
the Empire, splendidly costumed, soon gathered 
his hosts and the procession took up the line of 
march. Salutes were fired by the Royal Battery, 
under command of the gallant Col. Squires. 

In the line appeared the Bceuf Gras, a splendid 
animal, of milk white color. The yeomanry, the 
pack, maskers in carriages, advertising vans, 
knights, harlequins and clowns on horseback, the 
whole being followed by the '^ unattached," a 
jolly, motley crowd, who had turned out *'for fun," 
and were having it. 

At four o'clock the Grand Duke Alexis, then 



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iu the city, accompanied by the Mayor and seve- 
ral gentlemen of his suite, arrived at the City 
Hall, and shortly after tlie King of the Carnival 
and his followers arrived. 

Here the imposing ceremony of surrendering 
the keys of the city was performed, the Mayor 
presenting them with a well-timed speech, pro- 
claiming his aftection and loyalty, to which his 
Majesty replied with becoming dignity and grace. 

The procession then moved on and completed 
the prescribed line of march. Although the dis- 
play has been eclipsed by subsequent efforts ot 
our gracious Sovereign, it was acknowledged to 
have been the finest turnout ever seen in our city 
up to that time. 



MARDI GRAS. 



The following table gives the days upon which 
this festival will occur in the years named : 



1875 Feb'y 9 

1876 Feb'y 29 

1877 Feb'y 13 

1878 March 5 

1879 Feb'y 25 

1880 Feb'y 10 

1881 March 1 

1882 Feb'y 21 



1883 Feb'y 6 

1884 Feb'y 26 

1885 Feb'y 17 

1886 March 9 

1887 Feb'y 22 

1888 Feb'y 14 

1889 March 5 

1890 Feb'y 18 



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SECOND FESTIVAL, 1873. 



The King of the Carnival's rule having been 
established upon so firm a foundation, hardly 
had the echoes of the sunset salute of his fete 
day in 1872 died away before steps were taken to 
perfect the id^ in the fullness of its original con- 
ception. The twin associations, consisting of the 
merchants and bankers intrusted with our city's 
welfare, were formed with a view of placing means 
at the disposal of the active members of the orig- 
inal organization, to these, splendidly designed 
patents of nobility were issued, emblazoned with 
the seals ot the State of Louisiana, city of New 
Orleans and the King of the Carnival. They 
were all prepared after accepted models in the 
j strict vernacular ; were very beautiful and can 
now be found framed in the offices of our most 
prominent business houses. 

A pamphlet history of the King's reign for the 
first year was also prepared for private circula- 
tion, and the Exposition Hall, containing the 
largest ball room in the United States, was leased 
for three years, at an annual rental of $2000 for 
Mardi Gras night. 

Early in the summer an agent was dispatched 
to Paris for the purpose of preparing all the 
necessary court regalia (which were of the finest 
materials), banners, properties and costumes. 
Up to January 13, 1873, nothing further was 
heard by the public of the movements of his 



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Majesty, save an occasional intimation that he 
was traveling in Assyria for his health. 

On that morning the walls of the city were 
found covered with an illuminated poster, headed 
with the royal arms, containing an edict com- 
manding all loyal subjects .to form themselves 
into separate and distinct organizations and to 
report to be assigned to their duties on the ap- 
proaching Mardi Gras. The same esprit dii corps 
which had manifested itself on his Majesty's 
initial eiibrt now disi)layed itself, with renewed 
intensity. In a few weeks, or rather days, sev- 
eral new organizations were formed, which still 
exist; the King's Own, a splendid squadron of 
cavalry of tour companies, the Oxonians, the 
Pack, the Lights of St. George, and several minor 
organizations on foot and mounted, reported 
themselves as fully organized and equipped for 
duty. 

When we come to reflect that the King's or- 
ganization is a secret one, that the public are en- 
tirely in the dark in regard to its personnel, and 
that all the great work which has since followed 
has been accomplished entirely by correspond- 
ence, a fair idea of the energy, industry and great 
administrative power which lies at the bottom of 
it may be formed. It is the shadowy King's boast 
that he never issued an order or edict, no matter [ 
when, or to whom, but what it was strictly ^ 
obeyed ; that he has never made a promise or ap- 
pointment but was fulfilled to the letter, and it 
must be acknowledged that thus far in his era 



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and epocli he has earned the riglit to make this 
boast, in itself a rare and wonderful thing. 

During the interval which elapsed between 
January 13th and MardiGras, which occurred on 
February 25th, the papers teemed as usual with 
the sallies of satire and sound sense which char- 
acterized the preparations of the preceding year. 

THE BOULEVARD Cx\NAL BY DAY. 

Tens of thousands of the dwellers of the Cres- 
cent City were on a stroll along our central boule- 
vard early in the daj', and tens of thousands of 
visitors to the city were there to see what the 
residents had provided for their entertainment ; 
and the result ot several hours careful survey of 
the various streets, and of the masses of human- 
ity therein assembled, resulted in the decided 
conviction that there were forty, fifty, sixty or 
seventy thousand men, women and children in 
the open air of New Orleans by noon, who could 
unhesitatingly and accurately be divided into two 
great classes — those who stared and those who 
were stared at— the former being hugely in the 
majority. 

By nine o'clock in the morning the streets 
leading to Canal began to fill with people, on foot 
and in vehicles, moving to the common centre. 
There the crowded cars from up town, and down 
town and back of town began biinging in the 

sight-seers. The hotels and boarding h--- ' 

huge delegations. The many steam 
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who had hied South for the far-famed Mardi Gras. 
The suburbs — Gretna, Algiers, Oarrollton, Green- 
ville, Milneburg — were largely represented too, 
and by eleven o'clock there was such a hetero- 
genous multitude on Canal street, on the side 
walks, in the centre of the street, in the doors 
and windows, up to third and fourth 
stories, in the galieries and balconies, on top ot 
the awnings, even on the house tops, as has 
probably not been gathered there since the mem- 
orable day when Zachary Taylor was received 
by the people on his return from the Mexican 
war. 

Taking Clay Statue as naturally a central point 
of gathering and examination, the observer had 
the wherewithal for at least an hour's steady oc- 
cupation. The statue itself, its granite pedestal, 
the iron railing surrounding it, and the broad 
steps sweeping round it, served as standing and 
sitting room for a thoroughly Democratic crowd 
of men, women, boys and children, white and 
colored, and all in the best of temper. This was 
illuminated by an amiable Chinaman standing up 
beneath the shadow of Henry Clay's coat tail, and 
quietly allowing a fat old colored woman, with a 
gay madras handkerchief tied around her head, 
to sit sleeping, leaning against his (John China- 
man's) lower extremities for an hour at least. 

From this elevated stand-point, far as the eye 
could reach, in any and every direction, it caught 
nothing but a mass of moving objects in the 
broad street — human beings and vehicles being 
mixed up in apparently inextricable confusion. 



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The appearance of independent groups of mask- 
ers, here and there, excited the gossip and laugh- 
ter of the crowd ; the mounted policemen dash- 
ing about, trying to keep order, were prominent 
features ; and the arrival on the scene, now and 
then, of the mounted and foot maskers, or those 
in carriages, in long array, with bands of music, 
who were to take part in the grand procession, 
stirred the multitude with a mighty curiosity that 
seemed to devour each masker and his costume. 

All was orderly and quiet, it should be noted, 
in this vast assemblage throughout the da3\ 
Good temper prevailed, and we did not see or hear 
of a single disturbance or ditticulty. The skies 
were overcast up to twelve o'clock ; but then the 
sun shone out gloriously, and lit up the i)auorama 
with all the radiance of a Southern summer day. 

AT THE CITY HALL. 

It was not generally known that the ceremonies 
at the City Hall would take place before the hour 
fixed for the moving of the procession, and hence 
the concourse of people at this point was limited, 
although there was present an assemblage quite 
sufficient to lend an extraordinary animation to 
the scene. The facade of the structure was 
adorned by an immense arch of gas lamps, while 
across the street to the square there swung to the 
breeze many-colored tlags, embracing the King's 
colors, the itussian, English, French and German 
ensigns. 

At precisely 11:40 A. M., there was heard from 
the City Hall steps the martial notes of the 19th 



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Egyptians band, heralding the approach of the 
royal cortege, and in a trice there came into view 
the Egyptians themselv^es, who, ranging in line 
facing the hall, were quickly followed by the 
Turcos, who took up a position at the right of tiie 
Egyptians. Before the troops now rode the Court, 
while above rested the King's Own and 92d 
Lancers. 

Attended by the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl 
Marshal and two aids, the King rode up to the 
very portals of the hall and there was received 
by the Mayor, attended by an aid, bearing on a 
velvet cushion the 

KEYS OF THE CITY, 
of which there were three, of solid silver and 
immense size, banded together by a silver ring. 

Transmitting his speech, printed on white satin, 
to the King's Chamberlain, the latter read to the 
King as follows : 

THE MAYOR'S SPEECH OF WELCOME. 
August and Gracious Sovereign : 

In the name of the people of your new Empire, 
and in the capital city of your choice, I give you 
welcome. You come to us from classic lands 
where your reign is glorious with the stirring 
memories ot a thousand years, unvexed by re- 
volt, undimmed by the shadow of disloyalty. 
You enter here upon fresh fields of peaceful con- 
quest over the hearts of loving and obedient sub- 
jects; may the triumphs of your future be equal 
to the history of your past, and your benign 



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sway be extended over States now unknown and 
nations yet unborn. 

By virtue ot my office I freely tender to you 
the loyal obedience of your lieges, and place at 
your disposal the keys of your capital city. 

The Mayor's address concluded, Eex, unrolling 
Irom his sceptre his repl^^ also printed on white 
satin, it was read by the Chamberlain to-wit : 

REX'S REPLY. 
Honorable Mayor, and most noble Gentlemen and Lieges : 

The exercise of the i)owers of absolute sove- 
reignty during so many centuries, amid the joyous 
acclaim of loving subjects, has not dulled the 
generous enthusiasm of my heart ; it is therefore 
with the deep emotion of intense pleasure, that 
I accept the homage of the Western World in 
my capital city. I hail the glad opportunity to 
establish my reign over regions yet unknown, but 
which in the light of your past progress reveal 
to my prophetic vision new and glorious parts of 
my extending kingdom ; even as to the eye of the 
night watcher who turns his telescope upon the 
sky, the Heecy nebulae resolve into myriads of 
glittering stars, and new constellations shake 
their flaming hair. I accept the keys of my capi- 
tal, and will rule but for a day, granting to the 
city the whole of the ensuing year to i)repare for 
my next coming. 

I have said. 

Now turning to a lackey standing hard by and 
bearing a bottle of wine and two glasses on a sil- 
ver salver, the Mayor gave the signal, and in an 



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iiistant the foaming beakers were filled to their 
brims. His Majesty and bis Houor then drank 
each to the other, ending the ceremony by dash- 
ing the globiets into fragments on the iiavement. 
Now, at a signal from the Earl Marshal, the 
long roll was sounded by all the drums of the 
royal army, amid which the King dismounted, 
and, with the Mayor, entered the City Hall. 
The Artillery Kegimental band, of thirty pieces, 
stationed on the grand platform in Lafayette 
Square, struck up the Koyal Anthem, composed 
by Mr. Davis upon the theme " If Ever I Cease 
to Love," expressly for the auspicious occasion, 
and continued to play until after the distin- 
guished host and guest had passed froui sight. 

FLAG PKE8E]STATI0N. 

At this juncture, Capt. Wm. Conner, Duke of 
Metairie, a{)peared from the hall, be;iring in his 
hands the royal standard, and taking a position 
on the steps called for the Colonel of the Nine- 
teenth Egyptian, and, to him responding. Col. 
Cruise, the Duke, addressed him as follows : 

THE DUKE'S SPEECH. 
Saladins of the Nineteen th Egyptians : 

Acting ui)on behalf of the ladies of his Majes- 
ty's Capital City, it becomes my pleasing duty to 
present you with this royal standard, at once the 
symbol of absolute powder and good feeling. In 
marching beneath its lolds to tuture conquest, 
you will bear with you the assurance that no 
cypress will ever mingle with the laurels you may 



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win. The loyalty you have manifested toward 
oar gracious sovereign, renders this task a double 
l)leasure, since it will tend to strengthen those 
ties which always unite the fair and brave, and 
keep clear the skies it is too often the painful 
duty of the soldier to darken with battle clouds. 
With the best wishes for future success and pros- 
perity, I now entrust this standard to your hands. 

At the conclusion of his remarks th<3 Duke pre- 
sented the standard, which is a handsome em- 
blem, elaborately worked in silk (the royal 
colors) and adorned by a beautiful staff*. 

In accepting the standard, on behalf of his 
regiment. Col. Cruivse delivered a happy speech, 
in which he promised that the Nineteenth Egyp- 
tians would fondly cherish their gift, and keep 
it forever free from the marks of aught but 
glory. 

IN THE CITY HALL. 

Within the Mayor's parlor was already assem- 
bled a large company of ladies and gentlemen, 
and these, as soon as the King was seated, has- 
tened to pay their respects to his Majest}^, there- 
after King and subjects joining in quaffing the 
flowing bowl, which went merrily around, and 
lacked not for ardent devotees. 

The royal levee prevailed until 12:45 P. M., at 
which hour annouucement being made that the 
appointed time had come, there w^ere made speedy 
l)reparations for departure. Meanwhile, however, 
the Earl Marshal, through his ai<ls, notified the 
Mayor that, although painful as must prove the 



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duty, yet it was Lis mission to take into custody 
the chief magistrate of the city, as a prisoner of 
State. To this royal edict his Honor meekly sub- 
mitted, with a heroism of purpose and willing 
submission that will redound to his future credit 
through the yet unwritten history of his realm. 

Guarded on either side by a fierce warrior, he 
was led to a carriage and therein securely placed, 
after which, to the music of the Koyal Anthem 
and the roll of the drums, the King came forth 
and remounted, the Court and the household 
troops formed about him, the royal army formed 
into line, and in the order of their arrival they 
left the City Hall for Canal street, taking up, by 
the way, the Koyal Navy, which, under command 
of Commodore Clemmens, joined the line at Poy- 
dras street. 

THE PROCESSION. 

The Marshals of the Eoyal Army, with their 
aids, having lett the Court at the City Hall, im- 
mediately upon arrival, ])roceeded forthwith to 
Canal street, where, at Clay Statue, and in the 
vicinity, according to the published programme, 
the ditterent divisions were promptly formed. 
Indeed the system and celerity manifested in this 
direction was worthy especial note, for, contrary 
to custom and general expectation, thorough prep- 
arations for tiie marcb were completed before the 
announced hour, 1 P. M. 

At that time, the King and his Court having 
arrived, the signal was given, the gun squad 
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thirteen guns from the foot of Canal street, and 
without delay the march was taken up, the head 
entering St. Charles street in the following 

ORDER OF MARCH: 

The first herald of uie approach of the grand 
procession is seen in one ol the largest of the 
Southern Express Company's wagons, drawn by 
four horses, directly behind which, seated with 
the driver, was one of fearful mein, holding aloft 
and bearing a blood-reel banner, inscribed with 
the words : 

"MAKE WAY FOR THE KING." 

On a neatly decorated platform in the wagon 
appeared a living representation of the royal 
arms, to-wit : a shield bearing the crown and 
sceptre, upholding which on either side stood 
Hercules with his ponderous club, and Jupiter 
forging thunderbolts— the picture being very 
striking, and withal a close approximation to 
one's ideas touching the original creations. 

Behind these figures was swung a large bell, 
which, clanging constantly, gave notice of the 
approach of the Royal Court. The Royal Dauber 
swung his ensign to the breeze from the rear of 
the vehicle, emblazoned with the cabalistic char- 
acter, " To B. Heart.^ 

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At the distance of a square behind this car 
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squadron of mounted police, under command of 
Col. A. S. Badger, K. G. C. O. S. R., commanding 
the Household Brigade, charged by special edict 
with the preservation of the peace in the Kojal 
Capital. 

Directly following came 

FOUR HERALDS. 

mounted on caparisoned horses, and dressed in 
Egyptian costume of ianciful colors, flowing 
tunic, brown hose and sandals, while ever and 
anon they blew loud blasts on their trampets, as 
if to awaken to due consideration the gracious 
subjects of his Majesty. 

THE EARL MARSHAL OF THE EMPIRE 

now came, seated on a lordly stepping steed, 
decked with rich trappings of variegated hues. 

The Earl Marshal was gorgeously attired in a 
crimson cloak, from the back of which stood 
forth the royal tiger, and richly trimmed with 
blue and gold. Beneath his cloak he wore a crim- 
son coat, with armor-plated sleeves, while his 
Early legs were encased in triple armor, as it 
were, fairly resplendent in the sunlight. On his 
noble head he wore a brazen hebuet, from which 
fluttered the royal peacock's plume; at his side 
wore a goldened, jeweled scimetar, and in his 
hand a golden baton. 

Attending him, on either side, was an Egyp- 
tian soldier, one bearing his shield and the c"^'^"" 
his banner, of brown silk emblazoned wil 
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lion's bead, while behind came two others, eacb 
carrying' aloft a pi nine of peacocks' feathers. 
Still behind, the Marshal's troop was brought to 
its full by six mounted aids, attired in w^hite 
coats and armored leggings, w^earing helmets 
surmounted by grandl^' flowing peacock's plumes. 

STATE PRISONERS. 

Chief among the State prisoners captured by 
Rex during- his royal march, now ap])eared in the 
person of his Honor L. A. Wiltz, who appeared 
in state, riding in a carriage, drawn by a pair of 
prancing grays. Accompanying him was Col. J. 
B. Walton, the bravest of the brave, and the hero 
of a hundred ))attles — so to speak. But in a 
moment of unguarded confidence he had been 
captured, with all his blushing honors thick upon 
him, and, like his noble companion in misery, 
doomed perha[)s to dwell for aye within the deep- 
est dungeon beneatli the royal castle. The sor- 
rowing victims pass on to give way to 

THE ROYAL ARMY. 
Following the prisoners comes the stately drum 
major of the iDth Egyptian Infantry band mar- 
shal with his musical corps of twenty musicians, 
who were attired in the traditional Egyi)tiau cos- 
tume of flowing parti-colored tunics and have- 
locks, with armored leggins and sandals. With a 
brilliant burst of martial melody, they sweep by, 
and reveal the 

NINETEENTH REGIMENT EGYPTIANS 
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men, and comprising two companies of Sphis. 
These soldiers were in the Egyptian costume, of 
blue, red and yellow, and marched with that pre- 
cision and soldierly bearing which followed so na- 
turally on their long and hard schooling amid the 
plains of their native country. 



THE ARABIAN ARTILLERY. 

Following came four companies, of two hun- 
dred men, from the 365th Arabian Artillery, cos- 
tumed like the 19th Egyptians, having in their 
train two field pieces, of the kind usually known 
as the N<?poleon guns. This body of soldiery 
presented a ferocious and warlike appearance, 
and seemed to warn away, as with a predeter- 
mined and savage inclination, all semblance of 
peaceful inclinations. Their vocation betrayed 
itself clearly as one of carnage, and their very 
looks bespoke a love for blood, quite awful to 
contemplate. 

114TH TURCOS. 

The royal army was quite picturesquely 
rounded oft by two companies— one hundred 
men — of foot soldiers from the 114tli Kegiment 
of Turcos, right from their native heaths and as 
wild as the untrained sons of the desert of which 
history has said so much in such soothing lan- 
guage. 

These valiant Turcos were of course dressed 
like Turks — with the traditional baggy red pants, 
the savage-looking turban and the still more 
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is quite sufficient to make one feel the most solic- 
itous interest in keeping one's bead on one's 
shoulders. 

These fierce lookin<>- men of blood were never- 
theless worthy of enlarged admiration in point of 
" get up," and suggested by the measure of their 
attractiveness, a certain charming ditty by the 
late lamented John Smith, Esq., commencing — 

" There was so few of 'em 
I wish there'd been more of 'em." 

THE ROYAL COURT. 

And now is heralded the approach of royalty 
itself. First, there is seen the royal band of 
twenty pieces, foUow^ed by a hollow square 
formed by a detachment from the Nineteenth 
Egyptians. Within the square and leading the 
van are three Egyptian pages on foot, each bear- 
ing before him a richly ornamented cushion, and 
on these, respectively, are — the royal crown in 
the centre ; at the right, the keys of the city, and 
at the left, the orb. These three march abreast 
and hold in their iiands their bugles, while their 
unique costumes are handsomely set oft" by their 
brilliant helmets. 

Behind them, similarly costunjed, bearing 
heralds trumpets, but mounted, come four more 
pages, each of whom bear before him respectively 
the royal mace, banner, shield and sword. Then, 
with stately head, bowing to his loyal subjects, 
and mounted on the noble charger, which has 
borne him in triumph through many of tlie most 
exciting epochs in his history, appears 



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THE GREAT KING 

himself. Rex seemed the same Rex who smiled 
so benignly on his subjects in the Royal Capital, 
a twelve-month before, and the same kingly con- 
sideration seemed to beam from his kingly eyes, 
and promised a long continuance of the pleased 
favor which has thus far marked his successful 
reign. 

His Majesty was robed in a brilliantly hued 
Egyptian Irock, sparkling with jewels and 
fringed about with gold, while at its front he wore 
a golden breastplate, from whose burnished sur- 
face the sun reflectt'd its rays with dazzling 
brightness. His kingly legs were adorned with 
leggins, wrought in colors of black and gold, 
and over his form tliere hung a cloak of royal 
purple, adorned with the royal ermine. On his 
kingly head he wore a golden helmet, surmounted 
by a crown, and in his hand he held the royal ( 
golden scei)tre. 

THE COURT. 

Following his Majesty, appeared the Royal 
Court, composed of nineteen Egyptian courtiers, 
attired each in a fanciful costume, as the taste 
of the wearer happened to dictate, but all pre- 
serving an unity in style, although there [)re- 
vailed throughout as many colors, and more, too, 
than are po[)ularly supposed to exist in the rain- 
bow . 

The (tourtiers, of course, were on foot, and came 
after his Majesty at a respectful distance, as if 
aptly trained to regard with proper reverence the 



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atmosphere of redolent royalty which hedged in 
the sacred person of the King. The foregoing 
constituted the King's household, and behind the 
courtiers the hollow square of Egyptian soldiers 
closed up. 

THE PEERS OF THE REALM. 

A long line ot carriages now comes into view, 
and within these carriages are seated some attired 
as Egyptian courtiers, and others in the simple 
citizen's costume, the Peers ol the Eealm, number- 
ing upwards of eighty, and embracing Ducal rep- 
resentatives from every province in his Majesty's 
dominion, from the Duke of Worcestershire even 
down to the Duke of Bull Eun. Each Duke wore 
upon his breast the glittering order of St. Eex — 
the cross and the crown — suspended by a bright 
blue ribbon. 

THE KING'S OWN. 

This portion of the display was one of the most 
attractive features in the procession, and evoked 
along the line of march such marks of heart}^ and 
cordial admiration as must have been gratifying to 
the gentlemen who had labored so long anil so 
patiently to bring forward an organization well 
deserving its title and the award of popular praise. 

Four companies of the King's Own, numbering 
upward of four hundred mounted men, under com- 
mand of the Duke ofArmah, were costumed in 
the wild, weird and fantastical uniform of the Be- 
douin Arabs, with loose, flowing white and red 
tunics and trowsers, and the traditional scarf 



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flung from the heads, reproducing to one's mind 
the pictures often seen of the wild son of the des- 
ert; the Bedouin, whose only home is where the 
hot simoon blows, and the luckless wayfarers bide 
the time of their destruction. According to tra- 
dition, these soldiers carried long, free lances, 
which, as they hehl erect, presented to the eye a 
picturesque and a novel sight. 

Attending the King's Own came one company 
of the 92d Lancers, likewise mounted and in every 
respect costumed and appointed like to the King's 
Own. 

THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT. 

In a handsome carriage drawn by four bay 
chargers, canie the fair daughter of the King's Own 
Reginient. Attired in the most gorgeous style 
admissible under the circumstances, this cherished 
pet of the steiii sons of Mars, smiled benignly 
upon the admiring thousands on every side. That 
she was a remarkably stout daughter of the regi- 
ment, was^not to be wondered at, because she be- 
longed to a heavy corps. What it* her fighting 
weight was four hundred and forty-six? That was 
pretty good evidence that she couhl not only pad- 
dle her own canoe, but that she could also get 
cleverly away with three square meals and a lunch 
each day — which must have been a great comfort 
to her. 

MORE OF THE KING'S OWN. 

With a keen relish for the harmonious blending 
of the stern alarums of war, with the humorous 
phases of existence, the commandant of the forces 



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bad prepared, as a rear guard, a spectacle of vig- 
orous humor, mules and army wagons combined in 
one graceful whole, and to say that the effect was 
wholesome is hut to reiterate the eulogies of laugh- 
ter whicli greeted the passing show. 

Now, looming proudly into view, comes the royal 
elephant, treading the earth as if conscious of the 
majesty he represented, or better still, feeling a 
painful want of confidence in the shaky pavement, 
which, to his elephantine intellect must have 
offered but a feeble comparison to the serene se- 
curity of his native jungles, auiid the wilds of the 
home of the Hottentots. 

Then came tbe Royal baggage, the Quartermas- 
ter's Department and Commissary Department. 

THE ROYAL NAVY. 

This was noticeably a feature of the procession, 
embracing no less tlian twelve ships of the line, 
each mounted on a four-wheel truck handsomely 
painted, carpeted and appropriately decorated. 

In consequence of an accident received during 
the journey hither and the scores of wounds re- 
ceived in countless battles, the Lord High Admi- 
ral, instead of occupying his i)osition in the Hag- 
ship of tbe squadron, preceded the ships in a car- 
riage, decked '"out in his gorgeous uniform and 
fairly resplenih'ut witli the dazzling decorations 
whi(^li had been conferred on him for his distin- 
guished brax'ery on many a river and sea of gore 
and glory. His carriage was fancifully adonunl 
with miniature ships and other insignia of the 
royal navy, presenting at the same time a pleas- 



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ing picture and a cheerful reminder of the glories 
which enshrouded the fame of the battle scarred 
hero.^ 

Ch'arley Jaeger's band now came to the front, 
preceding the Lord High Constable of the Yeo- 
manry, with his aids, who marshalled his follow- 
ers, a motley crowd of three or four hundred foot 
maskers, representing all conceivable characters. 

Then came the Boiuf Gras, a splendid specimen 
of the genius bovine, of a rich red color, faultless 
in proportion and of immense size, his weight be- 
ing 2250 pounds. 

THE SECOND DIVISION 

was led by the Master of the Horse, attended by 
standard bearer, shield bearer and six aids, rep- 
resenting Mamelukes, and all attired in their ap- 
propriate garbs, which consisted of a chain mail, 
gilded helmets, with visors raised, guantlets, 
spurs, and armed with spear and scimetar. This 
costume was gotten up with deservedly good taste 
and appropriations, and the decorations of plumes 
and medals which were added, enhanced the ap- 
pearance to a popular degree. 

Then followed the Amateur Lafayette band, to 
whose music marched the ancient order of Ox- 
Onians, the State Lancers, in the warlike garb of 
the Crusaders. Closing the rear of this squadron 
of horse, came Cervante's knight errant, Don 
Quixotte and his man Sancho Panza. 

THIRD DIVISION. 
In the van of this division, surrounded by his six 
attendants, rode the Lord of the Carriages. 



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Floating aloft the orauge colored banner, an- 
nounced the approach of this department. This 
division was composed of some ten or twelve car- 
riages freighted with beautifully dressed mortals 
robed in garments of variegated hues, rivaling 
the gaudy colors of the rainbow. 

In this division we noticed one wagon occupied 
by two rare S])eeimens from the country, with 
conspicuous placards stuck upon their backs, 
boasting of their \\ isdom, although they hailed 
from the rural districts. 

The Carnival A^ssociation, representing the 
Seven Ages of Man, appeared in this division. 
These were mounted upon floats that had been 
prepared for the occasion. 

FOURTH DIVISION. 

This division, comprising all maskers in vans, 
floats, wagons, milk carts and other public vehi- 
cles, commanded by the Lord of the Vans. 

In front of the column floated the royal banner. 
It was most tastefully contrived; made of the 
flnest silk of that delicate tint known as the ashes 
of roses ; and trimmed with a deep border of crim- 
son velvet, it fluttered defiance of competition to 
the rest. 

The Lord of the Van, mounted on a large black 
charger, rode immediately behind. He was clad 
in a showy dress of red, with a pale green tunic 
thrown gracefully about his shoulders. Around 
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FIFTH DIVISION. 

This division, consisting of all kinds of vehicles, 
persons on horseback or on foot, platforms on 
wheels, on which were displayed all sorts of arti- 
cles representing any trade or business, all under 
the command of the Lord High Sheriff of the 
Guild, formed on the south side of Canal street, 
it right resting on Gamp street, and extending 
towards the river. 

The Lord High Sheriff was mounted on a pranc- 
ing charger, himself dressed in a silk mantle bor- 
dered with gold, with ornaments to correspond. 
He was attended by a brace of Squires, each 
mounted and caparisoned in like gorgeous cos- 
tume. These headed the advertising displays. 

SIXTH DIVISION. 

The Lord of the Unattached brought up with 
his division the rear of the procession. AH the 
stragglers and late coiners, whether on foot or 
mounted, were gathered into the ranks, and cer- 
tainly made up an amusing and interesting crowd. 

Having given some idea of the great extent and 
rich display of the procession, we turn to other 
subjects of interest connected with his Majesty's 
short but joyous reign. 

THE PALACE. 

From the turrets, on either of the four corners 
of the Palace, were displayed his Majesty's tri- 
colored flag of purple, gold and green. It would 
not have been seeml}^ that his Majesty's vassals 



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should have ignored so festal a day, and all of 
their industry, energy and tact was exhibited to 
make of the royal abode everythinj^: that his 
Majesty's guests could have possible reason to 
expect on so grand an occasion. The grand plaza 
in front of tlie Pahice was crossed by cords, Irom 
which were suspended royal ensigns. 

The vestibuk^ of tiie Palace, beliind the port- 
cullis, was handsomely decorated and ornamented 
with evergreens and tropical flowers, and pre- 
sented a most attractive appearance, inviting 
homage from the most abject subject of his Maj- 
esty's realm. Archways of imperishable shrub- 
bery graced the passages and stairways which 
led to the courtrooms above, and these were 
flanked on either side witli blooming shrubs 
whose fragrance gave pleasure to all who came 
within their benign influence. 

Ascending the stairway, the guest found him- 
self ushere«l into the assembly room, through 
which he passed, under another evergreen arch- 
way arranged in most elegant and tasty style 
into 

THE THRONE ROOM. 

The royal upholsterers, Messrs. Charles and 
Wm. Bastian, of 30 Marais street, were instructed 
to spare neither pains nor expense in fitting up 
his Majesty's reception chamber in a style meet 
for so grand an occasion, and they demeaned 
themselves in a most fltting manner. 

This was not more tlian proper, because here 
it was that Kex received his subjects, and, sur- 



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rouDded by the Lords of the Realm, be received 
from tliem the homage due to his eminent posi- 
tion as " King of the Carnival." 

The floor was richly carpeted and in the centre 
and in the parlor was a dais or triple step plat- 
form, upon which was the throne, whereon sat 
his Majesty, supported on the right by the Lord 
High Chamberlain. Above him was the royal 
bird (the peacock) volant^ below him was the 
royal beast (the lion) couchant, and on either side, 
as he sat in state, were favorites in his Majesty's 
household. 

The Throne was partly enclosed with rich 
tapestry, in which were distributed in equal pro- 
portions the Eoyal colors — purple, gold and greenj 
j overhead was a canopy, bearing, in proper defer- 
ence to his supporters, the red, pink, violet, white 
and scarlet colors of the realm ; from the canopy 
ten ensigns of his favorites surrounded liex's 
own flag were desported, and beneath these were 
the King's shield and armorial bearings. 

In front of the throne lies a never ceasing, 
ever playing fountain. In the basin, beneath, 
were flowers of every hue and every clime, con- 
tributed by his Majesty's subjects from all parts 
of the world to give additional grace and glory 
to the occasion. Their beauty almost dimmed 
the eye and their fragrance almost dazzled the 
senses. 

The walls on either side were decorated with 
the ensigns, banners and shields of liis Majesty's 
favorites; and in the panels, suspended from 
Comus' emblem — the laughing mask — were hang- 



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iug baskets of chaste design, filled with gaudy 
and fragrant flowers. 

The pillars and pilasters were intertwined with 
festoons of flowers, evergreens and tarleton, 
strictly in accordance with good taste, and the 
whole scene was made more than ordinarily bril- 
liant by hundreds of lights of colored tapers and 
gas jets appropriately distributed about the grand 
rendezvous. 

THE ROYAL RECEPTION. 

At 10:15 P. M. the band struck up Davis' royal 
anthem, "If Ever I Cease to Love,'' the folding 
doors between the ball room and the throne room 
rolled back, and forth marched the royal court, 
headed by four heralds with their brazen trum- 
pets, followed by courtiers to the number of 
twenty, including the majestic and dignified pur- 
suivants in their flowing robes of golden color, 
and carrying their golden wands as if they them- 
selves were equal to bearing the weight of the 
court's royalty. 

Behind them marched the King, preceded by 
the bearers of the crown and orb, and followed 
by a detachment of courtiers. Twice around 
the ball room the procession held its way, at the 
close of which the Kin^ selecting from the as- 
semblege a lady to honor him as temporary 
Queen, the line filed into the throne room, where 
the King and Queen took their places, one on 
either throne, the court ranging itself on either 
side of the thrones. 

The Earl Marshal, now advancing to the door, ! 



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gave notice to the awaitiug assembly that the 
King and Queen would receive their subjects, 
who marching in at the right, paid their 
obeisances on passing the thrones, receiving in 
return acknowledgments, and thence filing to the 
left, passed out. 

The reception proper lasted fully three-quar- 
ters of an hour, and although the crush of people 
was quite fearful to behold, so admirable were 
the arrangements, that no delay of even the 
slightest nature occurred. 

The Queen, selected for this occasion, Mrs. 
Fearn, was handsomely costumed in a plain 
black silk, with hair elegantly dressed a la pom- 
padour, while her attire was noticeably free from 
ornamentation. 

The reception concluded, the King and Queen 
descended from tbeir thrones, and, unattended, 
sought the ball room, where they mingled with 
the gay throng, but only to promenade, the ob- 
served, of course, of all observers. 

BALL OF THE CARNIVAL— EXPOSITION HALL. 
THE BALL KOOM. 

Notwithstanding the cynical philosophy of 
these latter days, there are circumstances in 
which a man may be partioned for the gushing 
form of expression. No matter in what sardonic 
trame of mind the wearied reporter ascended the 
winding stairs of Exposition Hall, it was alto- 
gether impossible for him to preserve it after 
entering the grand ball room and coming under 
the magic influence of that scene. 



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Decorations of Oriental magnificence, lights 
of blending radiance, and the intangible exhala- 
tions of youth and beaut^^ are not to be viewed 
stoicallj' by living man. That heaving sea of 
faces sparkle with beauty's eyes, and the zephyrs 
which flutter across its bosom are heavy with 
sensuous perfumes that never blew from nature's 
caves. 

The world of those beings who give joy forever 
is here to gladden men's poor souls. Fashion, 
with its hydra-headed fantasies and conceits, has 
exhausted all its craft in enhancing beauty, which 
seems, in this dazzling light, to need no aggrava- 
tion. As we watch the never-ending circle of 
promenaders, we see the representatives of every 
State pass by. Here is a group of exquisite 
maidens from the warm plains of Georgia, Ala- 
bama and Mississippi, and there a glowing dele- 
gation of Kentucky's fairest daughters, with their 
splendid presence and luxuriant charms. The 
beauty of Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, New 
York — nay, did we not see some clear cut pro- 
files and delicate, symmetrical forms from 
Boston ? — moved by in the kaleidescope cortege. 

The sparkling Creole is here in force. There 
may be richer dresses than hers, but none more 
tasteful and winning To the unprofessional eye. 
Her lythe form and mellow black eyes are pass- 
ing beautiful to us, who find them always beau- 
tiful. 

The average young man, viewing the glittering 
procession from vantage ground about the door, 
feels his waistcoat throb with new sensations. 



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And well may it be so; for he is looking at 
that for which men have done and died since 
tradition rose from myth. Kever did Launcelot 
or Modred lay his lance in rest for sweeter lips 
and brighter eyes, ev^en though he chose them 
from the galaxy that shone at Camelot. 

But a sudden muffled prelude is heard , and soon 
the passionate throb of Strauss' masterpiece 
drowns the soft tumult. The ripple of woman's 
laughter and the rustle of her silken robes are 
lost in these other sounds, and the stately pro- 
cess of the promenade melts into the voluptuous 
movement of the waltz- 

THE DECORATIONS 

Were not only general and very profuse, but 
marked by a refiued taste and desire to honor the 
occasion, which must have been gratifying to his 
Majesty. All public buildings and private resi- 
dences along the line of march, stores and offices 
bore evidence of our people's loyalty to their 
Sovereign, and everywhere actions spoke louder 
than words, with the popular acclaim, 

" LoDg Live the King !" 




That the approaching festival, Mardi Gras, 
February 17, 1874, svill by far surpass any of its 
predecessors, there can be no doubt. The most 
extensive preparations have been made for the 
reception and honorable entertainment of his 
Majesty, and his guest, the Shah of Persia, who 
will accompany him on his visit to his chosen 
ca])ital. We quote here edict XVI. and the re- 
plies tliereto, and we have no doubt that with the 
arrival of the King, and the free 
day will be a glorious day. 



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PBOCLAMATION! 

BY THE KING OF THE CARNIVAL. 



EDICT XVI. 
To all to whom these Presents Shall Cone- 



rreetins: : 



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sant Majesty intends rendering the day of his 
triumphal entry into.this, his capital, memorable 
in history, and inasmuch as it is the royal pleas- 
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leges be granted, upon said day, to his loving 
and trusty subjects in reward for the unswerving 
allegiance they have so signally manifested to 
his Majesty's House and Person, it is hereby 
ordered and decreed : 



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1. That all existing forms of 
whether civil or military, that may iu anywise 
conflict with his Majesty's authority, are hereby 
abolished. 

2. That all public offices, whether State, Na- 
tional or Municipal, all corporations of whatso- 
ever kind or description, and all private places of 
business, are ordered to be closed, and all duties 
connected therewith suspended for the time 
being. 

3. That all places of public amusement, directly 
under royal patronage, to-wit : The New Opera 
House, Academy of Music, St. Charles Theatre, 
and Varieties Theatre, are hereby ordered and 
directed to give Public Matinees, upon Monday, 
February 10, 1874, the eve of His Most Blessed 
Majesty's fete day ; admission to same being 
Gratis to all and any of his Majesty's loving- 
subjects, who may desire to avail themselves of 
the royal larsess. 

4. That all loyal subjects, whether in organized 
or individual capacities, are hereby enjoined to 
report forthwith for active service, to the Right 
Honorable the Earl Marshal of the Empire, who 
is charged with the execution of this our Koyal 
Proclamation. 

GOD SAVE THE KING! 

Given under our hand and seal, at sea, off the City 
of Gibraltar, this, the2r)th day of January, 1874, 
and the l()U3d of our reign. 

By the King Himself : Rex. 

Attest : 
Warwick, Earl Marshal of the Empire. 
Address Box 703, New Orleans Post-Of&ce. 



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HONORS TO REX. 
THEATRICAL MATINEES FOR THE MILLION. 

Early the present week, it was related that 
Eex had caused to be issued to the managers of 
our theatres a prochimation commanding them 
to set their houses in order, to the end that on 
the day preceding Mardi Gras, to-wit : February 
16, there should be oflered at each theatre a dra- 



matic performance, open to the people without 
money and without price. 

In response to the King's command has come up 
an earnest indication of obedience from our man- 
agers, and there will therefore be given free en- 
tertainments at all the theatres on the day 
named, as witness the following : 

FROM THE NEW OPERA HOUSE. 

New Opera House, ) 

New Orleans, Jan. 29, 1874. j 
To His Most Grat;ious Majesty the King of tho. Carnival : 

Sir — Your royal behest has reached me, one of 
the most loving and loyal subjects, and appre- 
ciating the generous feeling which has dictated 
this decree, by the observance of which so many 
of your people will be made happy, I hasten to 
assure your Majesty of my gratitude to you, for 
thus opening a way by which both the manager 
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the love and veneration in which they hold your 
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Agreeable to your royal mandate, the New 
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admission of such of your lie^e subjects as may 
desire to liouor it with tlieir presence on Monday, 
February 10th, 1874, at 12 o'clock, noon, when 
such a bill will be ])resented as will reflect honor 
upon your wisdom in selecting this method of 
diverting the jieople of your chosen Capitol. 

I have the honor to be your Majesty's most 
obedient servant, 

L. Placide Oanonge, 
Manager of the Opera House. 

FROM LYDIA THOMPSON. 

St. Charles Hotel, Jan. 29, 1874. 

I am instructed by Miss Lydia Thompson to 
express her obedience to Edict XVI, by His 
Most Gracious Majesty Rex, and inform you that 
she, with her entire company, will render service 
as ordered, by a matinee performance on Monday, 
Feb. 16, 1874, at the Academy of Music. 
God sav^e the King. 

Sam'l Colville, 
Business Manager Lydia Thompson Troupe. 

To Warwick, Earl Marshal of the Empire. 
FROM LOTTA. 

St. Charles Hotel, Jan. 29, 1874. 

To the Right Honorable the Earl of Warwick, Marshal of 
the Empire, greeting : 

In obedience to the Eoyal Edict XYI, section 
3, requiring vService of all loyal subjects of the 
theatrical profession on the occasion of your ap- 
proaching festival, I, Lotta, one of the most 
diminutive, but most loving, tender myself and 
banjo to serve wherever and in whatever capacity 



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his Most Gracious Majesty may direct. With the 
best wishes for his long and jolly reigu, I am 

Yours, respectfully, LoTTA. 

FROM THE ACADEMY. 

A.CADEMY OF MuSIC, ) 

January 29, 1874. / 
lu obedience to Royal Edict XVI, the Academy 
of Music will be thrown open to all loyal sub- 
jects of his Most Gracious Majesty Rex, King of 
the Carnival, on the morning of February 10th, 
1874, when, Miss Lydia Thompson and her mam- 
moth burlesque company will present one of her 
inimitable entertainments, and your servant ever 
prays for the joyous reign of His Majesty. 

David Bidwell, 

Warwick, Earl Marshal of the Empire. 

FROM VARIETIES THEATRE. 
To His Majesty the King of the Carnival : 

Sire — In obedience to your'Majesty^s procla- 
mation, I beg leave to place the Yarities Theatre 
at your service for a free matinee, on Monday, 
February 10, 1874. I am also requested by Mr. 
John T. Raymond and Miss Mary E. Gordon, to 
state that they most respectfully beg leave to 
render homage and personal service to His 
Majesty Rex, on the appointed occasion. 

I have the honor to subscribe myself your 
Majesty's most humble and obdient servant, 

Will Stevens, Secretary. 



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